Date and Time for this Past Event
- Friday, Apr 9, 2021 6:30pm-9:00pm
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Home is Where the Art Is: Betsy Anderson
With the multitude of narrative objects presented in this exhibit, Anderson centers the presence and perspective of women: through words, birds, and other allegorical imagery. While her figures call to mind the line and color work of Egon Schiele and various 20th century works influenced by ancient cave paintings and Jungian archetypes, their charm and strength lies in their particularly feminist perspective. Sometimes overt, as when she incorporates quotes and phrases by women writers. Or in the presentation of the whole space as a collection of softness and reflection, defying categorization.
Anderson is prolific: creating paintings, embroidered works, pillowcases and fabric displays. The exhibit also features vintage aprons and bras elaborately or simply altered in a reflection of their purpose and incorporating vibrant colors and textures. She uses vintage or heirloom fabrics, then indigo and rust dyes them before working in embroidery details and drawings. Her process is intuitive but engages with particular repeating themes.
South Gallery: Skyline VPA Academy
The VPA Academy is a visual and performing arts focused program at Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado. In the Visual Arts Department the students explore a variety of 2D and 3D courses which may include drawing, painting, graphics, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry design. Each student initially explores a broad base across those areas and then selects a specific pathway of artistic development to pursue at progressively higher levels. Throughout their four years at Skyline the students also participate in extracurricular opportunities that include field trips, guest artist lectures, artist in residence programs, portfolio reviews, and a variety of exhibitions and contests. The culmination of their program is a Capstone presentation of their work. The works in this show reflect the personal explorations and artistic voice of each student.
To celebrate the Month of Poetry, local artists and writers have come together to collaborate on this pop up exhibit.
Participating Artists and Writers:
Monica Carroll-- Gina Horner
Joyanna Getting--Jennifer Lynn McCarthy
Arpita Choudhury--Ally Marie
Sara Brown--Jessica Rigney
Kathy Hall--Cris Trapani Scott
Homa Nekoorad--Matt Maenpaa
Catherine Leone--Chelsea Rice
Bradley Books--David Bailey
Elaine Waterman--Marisa Bardach Ramel
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