Opening night of Tributary at Sounds Alive (315 1st St in Neenah, WI ) was a success! I have my own room and people liked what they saw and a few put an entry in the journal or added to the community art wall! The fun is still happening. Hours are Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 8:00pm until July 7th.
A video of the news segment from Fox 11 Here's a link to see the actual one from Fox 11. I'm in it a couple of times :)First, a little about my room, Huecation. I wanted people to explore their connection with color, what is their favorite and why? Because the mirrored series is so abstract I chose pieces that had one vivid color. I also wanted to give people another option with how they connect with art other than in sculpture or on the wall. The pieces in my submission are scarves, a blanket, a tote bag, a pillow, a journal and a mug that I had printed from my art. There is also some wall art available in art prints in an album and in a mini canvas on the wall. I also included an interactive element by providing a journal to write in and materials for people to create their own art. There's also a color chart where you can leave a short message or tally under your favorite color with your favorite color. Music is provided for you to listen to while visiting. Pick your favorite local musician to listen to and create!
|Community Art Wall and Color Chart|
There is a sign on the door to the room that also lists how you can interact with the room.
A little about the art in Huecation. I have recently been exploring mirrored images. I like how by just a couple of flips, the image completely transforms just like how when we explore other sides to ourselves we can transform. For added interest I did incorporate other editing techniques in these images as well. The images also encourage the viewer to go beyond, "its just a ..." What I chose for the exhibit are flowers, a tree, a leaf, or a butterfly. Below are two collages. Before the editing and after:
|Before (note: I was unable to find the orange original)|