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All Things Wild (Art & Awareness) - Framations Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: July 15 - August 25, 2016
Opening Reception: July 15, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Entries Due: July 8 & 9, 10-6 and July 10, 12-5
The masses have spoken! Many of our exhibiting artists have shown a desire to exhibit their work displaying their joy of the animal kingdom. Whether you love domestic animals, those only found on a safari, or insects are your focus, show us your love of critters and beasts!
doubt - ARTS GROUP OF UNION AVENUE
Exhibition Dates: August 19 - September 11, 2016
Opening Reception: August 21, 6-8 pm
Entries Due: August 1, 2016 at 12:00am
The Arts Group of Union Avenue (AGUA) is sponsoring a juried art show in August 2016 entitled Doubt. This exhibit is open to submissions by 2-D artists and 3-D sculptors and mixed media artists (gallery not equipped for video). Works displayed in previous AGUA exhibits are not eligible.
As a play, Doubt (a modern American opera) won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. As a movie, it secured four Oscar nominations. This summer, Union Avenue Opera (UAO), unionavenueopera.org, performs Doubt — a modern American opera — which, according to the playwright who collaborated with the composer, provides the story’s fullest telling. UAO is thrilled to have Christine Brewer staring in the principle role, which she created in its world premiere at Minnesota Opera.
What happens when you’re unsure? What does it look like? What do you do? How do you communicate a sense of unease, whether it is an internal debate or a difference between people? According to the opera’s composer, Douglas J. Cuomo, sometimes it’s just a matter of adding even one thing to unsettle the traditional. You get a sense of familiarity, an attractive view, but there’s also this other aspect that doesn’t belong. You have these two things happening at once that together add up to something that’s slightly unsettling or off-kilter.
Using your own emotions, doubts, and suspicions as a focal point or backdrop, let your visual art express the deep need to trust, be confident, have certainty and conviction, and yet tolerate ambiguity, shades of gray. Be creative in selecting an artistic style, from abstract to realism. This exhibit will be on display from August 19 – September 11, 2016, in the newly renovated Gretchen Brigham Gallery and in conjunction with the Union Avenue Opera’s performances of Doubt on August 19, 20, 26, & 27. Patrons of the opera will have the opportunity to view and purchase your art during the entire exhibit.
Into the Darkness (Art & Awareness) - framations art gallery
Exhibition Dates: October 21- December 1, 2016
Opening Reception: October 21, 6-8 PM
Entries Due: October 14 & 15, 10-6 and October 16, 12-5
The word darkness holds its own meaning for each individual. For some, darkness signifies quiet, calm, and relaxation. For others, it is a lack of light, a lack of hope. For others still, it is desolation, fear, or depression. October is national Dion Education Awareness Month. Mental Health disorders are becoming more of a mainstream topic of discussion, as more people now know they are much more commonplace than many of us realize. According to the National Alliance on Mental health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. – 43.8million, or 18.5%-experience mental illness in a given year. (www.nami.org) We ask each artist to include with their entry a short statement (max 300 words) that describes how their artwork relates to the themes.
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe