(5/6/04 6:46 am)
Ancient Spirit, Modern Voice|
The "Ancient Spirit, Modern Voice" exhibition at the DeFoor Centre in Atlanta, curated by Charles Vess and Karen Shaffer, is now open to the public. I hear it's stunning. Congratulations Charles and Karen!
Here's the info:
"Ancient Spirit, Modern Voice" at the Defoor Centre Art Gallery, May 1- June 12, 2004.
"The exhibit boasts the works of contemporary artists whose imagery draws on universal archetypes that resonate deeply with the human spirit. Over 100 paintings, illustrations, sculptures, prints, photographs, and installation art showcase varied cultural traditions of myth, story and ritual." The exhibition is sponsered by Mythic Journeys -- an interdisciplinary conference on myth sponsored by the Mythic Imagination Institute and the Joseph Campbell Foundation. [You needn't be a conference attendee to attend the exhibition, which is open to the general public.]
The artists included are:
Australian Aboriginal Artists
More info: www.mythicjourneys.org/passages
(Look for "Ancient Spirit, Modern Voice" under Contents.)
(5/6/04 8:37 am)
Last Saturday night as Karen and I stood in the Defoor gallery, after spending six very long days uncrating and mounting over 100 pieces of art (which included super glueing one tiny pointed ear and several loose fingers back onto several of Wendy Frouds absolutely lovely sculptures!) I felt totaly exhausted but elated by the presence of so many very fine image makers in one space. A united mythic voice indeed.
The exhibition would not have happened without the tireless efforts of many, many volunteers as well as the faith that Michael Karlin and the Mythic Jouneys organization placed in us.
I hope that those of you that can, will make it to the exhibition but if not we have produced a lovely 48 page, full color (and hardcover) exhibition catalog to commemorate the event.
It WAS worth all the considerable effort and now I feel like I want to sleep for a million years...
(5/6/04 12:33 pm)
Re: Thank you!|
Sounds marvelous. I may have to get the catalog, since there's not much chance I'll be able to make it over there.
(5/6/04 1:10 pm)
wish i could make it|
Sigh. I wish I could make it down but I already had my big trip
for the year. Hope the show is a great success!!