Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coming Up Soon at Jubilee Arts

On Friday May 6, 2011, the second community art exhibition for House Of Ruth Maryland will have its opening reception at Jubilee Arts from 3:30-5:30 pm. The second part of my own visual thesis, 3Tributaries will be up as well, for the duration of the month of May. Refreshments will be provided and a participatory art workshop will be available to all that come!

Come and see it Baltimore!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

More on the Quilt

We are showing our finished quilt for the first time on Monday, after our critique. It will be up at MICA in Baltimore for the next few months in various buildings. The fb invite is here:

More updates to come, as we are still building the structure...

Photo by Anne Kotleba

Sunday, April 17, 2011

'Tis SOLD!

I just found out that my row house painting/print at the Art on Paper show was purchased by "the Fox's". I do not know who the Fox's are, but thank you, the Fox's! It was very validating to hear, since it's one of the pieces that led me to my current visual thesis work, 3Tributaries.

To better see the piece, go to this earlier post: http://artinshanaty.blogspot.com/2011/02/art-on-paper.html

And here it is in the MFA Circle Gallery with its red dot:

No longer mine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NYC and Wisconsin

I have a few photos on flickr now from the recent mural tour of New York City that MAC/CAC took. I also have a few more recent photos of my quilt piece, or as I like to call it, "fabric collage". I changed the original theme from women's rights to workers' rights because I have been so obsessed with what has been going on in Madison and around the country. It actually hurts me when I watch the news, because I can't be in Wisconsin to protest this (imo) insanity.

Link to flickr set of the NYC mural tour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artinshanaty/sets/72157626317402639/

The statement for my quilted piece is as follows:

The bird is used here as a metaphor for freedom, forward movement and our basic human rights. Specifically, I have been thinking about the nationwide attack and vilification of the working class in America. When "birds" are caged and their voices are squelched, all freedom is lost.

When they cannot sing, they scream.

Finished (but without the cage bars) piece above.

This is the official state seal on the Wisconsin state flag, and it's located near the top of the piece. We are having a simulated "cage bar" down the center and across each of the pieces. I placed this centrally because I knew the two people would be severed/divided...just as Wisconsin is right now.

This writing above says: Collective bargaining is a democratic action that keeps us one step away from slavery and takes us several steps closer to equality.

Located in the center of this raven's body is a sacred heart with the words "Forward" and "Wisconsin" across it. The writing at the bottom says "Forward not Backward".

P.S. The Wisconsin state statue by Jean P. Miner is also entitled "Forward".