Patterns of a life; a drawing session
3:00 – 5:00 pm; Woskob Family Gallery
Come and join us for this workshop for all ages. Just like Marian Bailey did in her mural piece (on display in the gallery), we’ll be creating patterns on large-size paper. You may use the patterns of your favorite secondhand clothing items or draw any other abstract patterns.
Marian Bailey: patterns of a life
In a world rife with overconsumption, it can be easy to buy into the capitalistic idea of purchasing a new article of clothing for every occasion. In this mural, Marian Bailey decided to create a new pattern from things that she’s bought secondhand.
Naomi Reis: Talisman for Unknown Territories
Consisting of a video, window installation, and sculptural objects, the piece addresses our collective anxiety about the future within a warming and divisive global landscape. The video features aerial footage taken by a GoPro attached to helium balloons and flown over landscapes shaped by human interventions, while the installation features hanging vines made from printed washi-paper cutouts of Boston ivy, along with hand-crafted talismans made from locally grown wild grasses. Vines symbolize tenacity, regeneration, and connectivity; the talisman over the entrance invites good fortune with its seven strands of wild grasses, topped by a circle symbolizing wholeness. The title comes from the translation of terra incognita, the cartography term for undocumented regions on a map.