TWO STUDIOS GALLERY- Join me and April DeConick at our new Rug Hooking Art Gallery called Two Studios Gallery in Houston’s famous arts district, Sawyer Yards. Second Saturday of March 13 from 1 to 5pm. Masks and social distancing in effect.
#306 - 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston Texas
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Join me at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria BC for the exhibition called Castaways.
Castaways is a “rags to riches” genre of visual storytelling that embodies the collective voice of twenty women artists from Canada and the Americas. The exhibition is an immersive experience that takes the viewer on a compelling journey that reconsiders our existence in a material culture confronting global climate change. As storytelling begins … Once upon a time “Castaways” came from Thrown Away, a destination no one talks about that is located in an endless sea of smoldering, unwanted clothing and textiles. In the exhibit society’s undesirables drive a 100% recycled, dynamic combination of visual art, installations and digital media in which the viewer must revisit the worthless – including individuals, animals, and places that have become abandoned. As in the artwork of Robert Bateman, Castaways’ artists are determined to communicate from the frontlines of an endangered natural world to further meaningful public dialogue to reach a promising future.
Artist and Curator, Vivienne Challandes, present climate change-related issues in a passionate, open-ended framework to invite participation and collaborations that foster social change. “Castaways artists were asked to face the destructive chaos of the garment industry and corporate greed. No small ask. Fortunately, when highly creative people are encouraged to create brave work and commit to revolutionary thinking – the extraordinary happens”.
The public is invited to witness an otherworldly flutter of the last butterflies, Phantom Reef, stranger creatures, the Frustrations, Ghost Nets and a Shadow Factory. At the end of the Castaways story – you decide how the future is fashioned.
Starting: March 6th, 2020 — Ending: June 5th, 2020
or on Castaways website at: http://castawayscentral.com/