What a great project! St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia City and the Core Contemporary Gallery in Las Vegas came together to host a unique art event through The Nevada Art Council's Basin to Range Exchange program called NVHead2Toe.
Fifteen artists from Northern Nevada and fifteen artists from the Las Vegas area were paired to produce collaborative artworks. The catch was that neither artist could see the other's work. We were given half of a canvas to work with and some match lines to meet. One artist was to do the "head" and the other to do the "toes". I was very happy to be selected to participate in such a unique idea. The curiosity about what lay below the cover on the other side of the canvas was intense. What colors? What subject matter? The finished product is sure to be a juxtaposition of spontaneous imagery. How could the entire piece not explode with artistic tension and contrast?
The finished products will be shown at the St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia City from Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15. Then the pieces are moved to Core Contemporary Gallery in Las Vegas and shown from January 23 to February 29, with a reception on Saturday January 25.
For more information in Northern Nevada visit www.stmarysartcenter.org. They are at 555 R Street in Virginia City.
In Southern Nevada see www.corecontemporary.com. They are at 900 East Karen Ave. Ste D222, Las Vegas.
And here is a photo of the entire piece [HEAD and TOES.jpeg] "With credit to Kim Johnson from Las Vegas on the 'head'"
The majestic Fourth Ward School museum will be holding thier first annual Art auction fundraiser " Stepp'in Back in Time"on October 14th here in Virginia City. Seven regional artist were invited to convert school desks from 1910 into creative piece of art.
Title of my piece. "Storey... Dreams of Future Past".
"Storey...." Stands 70" tall and is a mixed media of hard wood desk seats, stained glass, inlaid mosaic glass, paint, and is accented with copper overlay designs.
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