Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Collaborative Game

Happy May
I hope this note finds you well,enjoying the spring time and avoiding the disruptions caused by various volcanoes.

For Immediate Release
Delilah Smith
Art by Delilah

The Collaborative Game


Art Exhibit: Balance: An Artists' Collaborative Game, Organized by Women's

Michigan Artists Collaborate to find "Balance"

The Women's Caucus for Art-Michigan has brought together artists from across the state to participate in Balance: An Artists' Collaborative Game. Thirty-six women artists have been paired with each other to create three original works each, based on the theme of "Balance".

Through "Call and Response" exchanges, the process of collaboration has been recorded through images and insights, and will culminate in an exhibit that will travel to four galleries throughout the state of Michigan between May 7 and December 1, 2010.

This ambitious project began in January when participating artists were matched to create eighteen collaborative "teams". The teams combined older, established artists with younger, emerging ones, painters with mixed-media sculptors, West Michigan artists with Detroit artists. The result has been both exciting and challenging as participants have stretched their imaginations and repertories to respond to their partners' images. Meanwhile, new artist networks have blossomed as a thought-provoking, stimulating body of work has emerged.

The theme of "balance" sparked a myriad of interpretations touching on subjects as varied as domestic life, the environment, politics and religion. Works evoke both humor and melancholy, and range from abstract to representational, and from painting to installations

Viewers around the state will have several opportunities to see the work in a variety of settings. The premier venue for this exhibit will be The Gallery in the Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan. The show runs May 7-31. All are invited to the Opening Reception, May 7, at the Gallery, from 6-8pm.

From there the exhibit travels to River's Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, Michigan, September 3-26, Closing Reception, September 25, 60in.

The River's Edge site will also include a Gallery Talk featuring Participating Artists, on Saturday, September 11 at 2:00pm.

Next, works continue on to Finlandia Reflection Gallery at Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan ,October 4-31, Opening Reception, October 7, 120in.

Finally, the exhibit will be hosted by The Holland Area Arts Council, November 11-December 1, Opening Reception, November 11, 6-7:30pm

Please join the celebration as WCA-MI kicks off this extraordinary exhibit tour at the

Gallery in the Duderstadt Center, May 7, 201

World Balance
8x10 oil

Sea Wind Sky Land.

30x40 oil

Womenʼs Caucus for Art , Michigan Chapter presents
Balance: An Artist's Collaborative Game
Exhibit Schedule
The Gallery in the Duderstadt Center,
University of Michigan
2281 Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus, Ann Arbor, MI
May 7-31, 2010
Opening Reception May 7, 6-8pm
Riverʼs Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
September 3-26, 2010
Closing Reception September 25, 6-10pm
Balance: An Artistsʼ Collaborative Game, Gallery Talk by Participating Artists
Saturday, September 11, 2:00pm
The Reflection Gallery, Finlandia University
Hancock, MI
October 4-31, 2010
Opening Reception October 7, 12-1pm
Holland Area Arts Council
Holland, MI
November 11-December 1, 2010
Opening Reception November 11, 6-7:30
Thank You and I hope to see you .

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