Shelf Life is an exhibition that explores the consumption of ephemeral or consumer products, events and happenings in our every day life and repurposing, reuse, re-contextualizing, and reevaluating of these objects, ideas, events and ephemera into works of art.
The exhibition will run August 11- November 10, 2018, in Acadiana Center for the Arts Main Gallery. Located at 101 W. Vermillion Street in Lafayette, Louisiana
STRATA: SEWN TEXTILES, COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA By Anita Cooke
August 10- September 23, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday August 11; 6-7, Members Only Reception; 7-9 Open to the Public
Artist Talk; Sunday, August 12; 2pm; Free Admission
Georgetown Art Center; 816 South Main Street; Georgetown, TX; 512-930-2583
ON VIEW AUGUST 4 - NOVEMBER 4, 2018
Join us for the opening reception of Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation on Hancock Whitney White Linen Night on August 4, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Come See the South!
Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Hancock Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation.
The juror for the 2018 exhibition is Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation.
Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition
Juror: Rebecca Stevens, former Consulting Curator at the Textile Museum
On View June 1 – July 29, 2018
Reception: Juror Talk and Awards Presentation: Saturday June 9, 6pm – 8pm
Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Fiber National, a juried exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary fiber art from around the country. The 2nd biennial of the exhibition will highlight exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. This year’s Juror is Rebecca A. T. Stevens, formerly the Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at the Textile Museum (now George Washington University Museum – The Textile Museum) in Washington, D.C. The exhibition will be on view in the McGuireWoods Gallery from June 1 – July 29, 2018.
The use of fiber as an art medium has waxed and waned in the past millennium. The recognition of fiber by the art world to evoke powerful emotions and concerns has accelerated in the last decade as critics discuss and curators organize exhibitions highlighting fiber in sculpture, installations and wall art. Critic Leslie Camhi opined in the New York Times, “The renewed embrace of fiber might have something to do with our increasingly virtual world, scrubbed freer everyday of human contact and face-to-face interactions. Textiles, in contrast, are earthy and inherently tactile.” The artists in this exhibition have found the tactile nature of fiber to be the perfect vehicle to give voice to their ideas and to relate those ideas to real people and the world around them.
Curated by Cynthia Scott, featuring works by:
Anita Cooke, Marianne Desmarais, Abdi Farah, Maria Levitsky, Sadie Sheldon,
July 14- August 5, 2018
The Front Gallery: 4100 St. Claude Avenue
Opening Reception: July 14, 6-10pm
Artist Walkthrough July 15, 3pm.
Two pieces of mine, 'Totally Cellular (Circular Motion of the Universe)' and 'TimeWaves' will be on view in the Kavanagh Gallery at the the FineLine Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois. The opening Reception is Friday, April 6 from 6-8pm.
Address: 37W570 Bolcum Road; St. Charles, Illinois; 60175. 630-584-9443
Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. The juror for 2017 is Shantrelle P. Lewis.
Strata: Undercurrent by Anita Cooke will be featured.