Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two Openings Tomorrow

Join artists, scientists, philosophers, lenders, museum members and exhibition curator Rebecca Hoffberger for this celebratory evening of big ideas and inventive art. Light fare, cool beverages, and music by Wilma & The Wombats. FREE to Museum Members. Open to the public: $20.

The American Visionary Art Museum's 14th and newest mega art exhibition, "The Marriage of Art, Science & Philosophy" is a wedding of playfulness, intuition, imagination and desire – partners common to creative invention of all sort. The exhibition's 50 visionary artists take a fresh look at the very notion of sound, color, number and scale in their pursuit of wonder. From fractal quilts to extolling the role Sci Fi plays in inspiring real science, this is a nuptial dance fit for adults and children of all ages. The exhibition runs October 4, 2008 – September 6, 2009.

Stories From The Woods curated by Alex Ebstein
October 3 - 31, 2008
Current Space at 30 S. Calvert Street

Opening reception, October 3 from 7 - 10 pm
Exhibiting Artists: Bonner Sale, Christine Buckton Tillman, Emily Nachison, Emily Slaughter, John Bohl, Annie Gray Robrecht

Stories From The Woods investigates a fascination with the natural world. The showcased artists explore a contemporary reinterpretation of nature, while simultaneously drawing from past folklore and classic painting. Through stylized, representational, sculpture, narrative paintings, and whimsical installation pieces by a group of invited, regional artists, Stories from the Woods seeks to transform the space into a platform for these fantastical narratives.

(AVAM looks nice, but mine will be better)