There is opportunity to shift structural language when a person is invited to play with unexpected materials without any expectations. Throughout the weekend of JCAST, Sky Garden Gallery and Theda Sandiford invite you to make strings of beads from recycled bottle caps.
Drawing inspiration from various beading traditions, mixing different bottle caps to make a string of colorful oversized beaded necklaces. Your creation will become a part of an upcoming installation celebrating personal adornment.
You can also tour Sky Garden Gallery and interact with my Emotional Baggage Cart series.
I am looking forward to making, with you….
Friday September 30, 3:00-8:00 pm
Saturday October 1, 12:00-6:00 pm
Sunday October 2, 12:00-6:00 pm
Location: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City NJ
NOTE: Entrance 150 Bay residential lobby with the sculpture in the courtyard and ride the elevator to the 10th floor, Sky Garden Gallery is in PH9. Follow the signs to the gallery.
There is opportunity to shift structural language when a person plays with unexpected materials without any expectations. My Emotional Baggage Carts are designed to draw you in and spark your curiosity. Not only to discover what materials are used to create these sculptures, but to look within, recognize and release the emotional baggage you may be carrying.
You are invited to work with me on an Emotional Baggage Cart in progress at Art 150, 150 Bay Street, Studio #231 on Friday September 9th from 6-9pm.
Enter Art150 at 1st Street and Provost St and ride the elevator to the second floor. Sudio #231.
Feel free to bring any recycled fibers or textiles to weave onto the cart. No experience necessary.
BUTTER seeks to push boundaries by elevating Black artists in the national conversation, promoting equity in the arts and fueling the creative economy. The multi-day fine art fair in Indianapolis will showcase the works of more than 50 Black visual artists from across the country. I am representing New Jersey with my installation “Free Your Mind” and my Emotional Baggage Cart series.
General admission tickets are available for purchase at www.butterartfair.com for $35 (guests 18 and under are free). Preview Night tickets (includes Thursday night access) will be available for purchase for $175.
I will be attending the VIP Preview night and part of opening day before heading back to Jerz.
Thursday, September 1: VIP Preview Night, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, September 2: Opening Day and Night, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Exhibiting Artists: Janelle Abbott, Lexi Arrietta, Stacy Bogdonoff, Emily Budd, Rebekah Burgess, Malina Busch, Matt Cohen, Cathy Cooper, Rhonda Donovan, Rosalyn Driscoll, Vincent Frimpong, Kim Garcia, Gina Herrera, Eric Hines, Yasmine Iskander, Bonam Kim, Catherine Mellinger, Clara Nulty, Mari Renwick, Morgane Richer La Fleche, Sarah Rieser, Olga Rudenko, Theda Sandiford, Lauren Dana Smith, Maria Vasconcelos
My piece, “Lady Whistledown” chosen by juror, Margaret M. O’Reilly, the Executive Director and Curator of Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum., in the upcoming exhibit 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence.
This open call invited a range of artistic practices and media to explore the theme Reemergence.
The opening reception is Thursday, June 16 , 6:30- 8:30pm
2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence will be on view from June 18, 2022 through April 30, 2023.
Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ
I have two Emotional Baggage Carts included in this Online Exhibition Juried by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy
About the Exhibition: The artists whose works are assembled all take the mantle of exploring the potential of multiple mediums at once. The possibilities opened by this project multiply wonderfully, as seen by the diversity of works on view, all of which find an expression of vitality through their mediums. Perhaps these artists working with mixed media are finding a way to reaffirm our bodily connection. They have a way of bringing out the physicality of their materials in the medium’s interactions, in divergent forms. We find surprising juxtapositions or forms springing out of their prior uses. Though in different ways, the works presented allude to the body: the presence of the artist’s hand in placing objects just so; suggestive forms; organic and inorganic decay; human detritus, and more.