3/02/18 - 4/27/18
During Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-6pm
Sundays and Mondays: CLOSED
On a bag, in a bag, from a bag, about a bag, metaphors about bags and baggage. Shopping bags, hand-bags, trash bags. Paper, plastic, cloth, vinyl…that is the essence of “The Bag Project”, curated by Janet Gold, Deborah Gregg and Andrea Huffman… a.k.a., 6 Hands Collaborative. Artists create their individual interpretation on the theme of ‘bags’ as they envision it. 6 Hands Collaborative simultaneously exhibits their own bag interpretative collection, using their unique format of art making; 6 hands working together, in the same piece, at the same time, thus melding 3 distinct artistic viewpoints into a new collective vision. Their exploration of collaboration, in many forms, addresses the artists psyche and thought development during the art making process, ultimately changing the art and artist. 6 Hands Collaborative holds workshops and events, giving other artists the experience of collaborative art making in its many forms.
Cindy Bartosek • Mimi Botscheller • Blima Efraim • Janet Gold Deborah Gregg • Michael Gregg • Andrea Huffman • Josephine Jones Dorothy Krause • Eydi Lampasona • Ingrid Andresen Linfors • Isabel Perez Judy Polstra • Elizabeth Reed • Simone Spade • Jen Walls
4/06/18 - 5/26/18
"A picture is worth a thousand words” describes well Erin Leigh’s use of oil pastels and acrylic paints to communicate the therapeutic process of gaining freedom from Human Trafficking.
A self-taught artist, Erin began using oil pastels as a hands-on means of dealing with trauma. The ellipsis (...), which is used as a visual cue that something more is to come, can be found throughout her work as a reminder of God’s promise of peace and freedom.
Often inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo, Erin hopes to pay that inspiration forward by encouraging others to use art as a medium of therapeutic recovery on the path to finding oneself and discovering a joyful life. Erin quotes Frida Kahlo when she talks about her art, “I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."