National Parks- Personal Narratives at the Phipps Center for the Arts

Another post about a year after the event :-/

Celebrating our National Parks Service’s centennial, this show at the Phipps Center for the Arts called on artists for work that expressed “the significance of the National Parks in their lives, and communicates that connection through unique depictions, interpretations, and memories.” My piece that was selected was “Before and After the 4th of July”. It’s not the most uplifting of pieces, since it highlights the disrespect and negligence with which some visitors treat our parks. But I think it is an important topic. Clearly, the jurors agreed 🙂

Before and After the 4th of July at the Phipps Center for the Arts.
Before and After the 4th of July at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Photo by Steve Johnson of S. Arthur Johnson Photography.
Before and After the 4th of July Gallery Shot
Before and After the 4th of July Gallery Shot. Photo by Steve Johnson of S. Arthur Johnson Photography.

Sadly, due to timing and logistics, I was unable to attend the reception for this show. The galleries look spectacular and the opening reception appears to have been well attended. Who knows, there may be a next time.

Here’s someone checking out my piece!

Someone checking out Before and After the 4th of July
Someone checking out Before and After the 4th of July! Photo by Steve Johnson of S. Arthur Johnson Photography.

The pictures from the exhibit were taken by Steve Johnson of S. Arthur Johnson Photography.
http://sarthurjohnsonphotography.zenfolio.com/

Branches and Brambles

“Nothing’s Sacred” on the wall at the View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY. Photo by Helen Kang.

Note: This post is for a show that happened last summer. I’m just getting around to updating my site now :-}

This was my first juried art exhibition! To celebrate, a couple friends and I drove up to Old Forge, NY for a girls’ weekend in the Adirondacks.

Thanks to the jurors, Bob Erickson and Michael Trivieri, and the View Art Center in Old Forge, NY for the opportunity. Special thanks to Cory Card, View’s exhibition coordinator, who not only hung the show beautifully with his staff, but helped me deal with a UPS shipping disaster.

I can’t say enough good things about View. The venue is beautiful, inside and out, with modern, spacious, high-ceilinged galleries that easily accommodated the opening reception crowd. Works were displayed with the artists’ statements- a feature I love! The opening reception was well-organized, well-stocked, laid back, and fun. As a bonus, I also met several other of the participating artists, both from nearby and those like me who seized this weekend as a vacation opportunity.

If you are ever in Old Forge, be sure to stop by the View Art Center to see what is happening. They have ongoing exhibitions, classes, yoga, and performances.

Other artists' work
Work by a couple of the other artists in the show. Photos by Helen Kang.