Thursday, May 23rd, 7-9pm
The BrickHouse Community Arts Center
In 2009, the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls hosted ‘Journey Women’, an exhibition which featured twelve art dolls that were the collaborative creation of twelve female artists, many of which shared roots in the Madison community.
Their journey continued with ‘Journey Women II: Shrine • Altar • Box’. For that exhibition, thirteen female artists came together, each one creating a shrine, altar, or box that was rotated among them over the course of more than one year. Each artist established her shrine’s intent and as the pieces were passed from artist to artist each responded and developed it with her own set of insights. A journal accompanied each work to record the progression of the piece as well as the thoughts of the artists. Currently, these artists are working on ‘Journey Women III’, which will debut in 2014.
The Madison Area Arts Council is thrilled to welcome home these ‘Journey Women’ including Ginny Freitag, Lisa Shoemaker, Jill Frederick, Eve Fisher, Donna Hazelwood, Winnie Giles, Connie Herring, and Angela Behrends to The BrickHouse Community Arts Center this May. We’ll be showing select pieces from both showings, and the artists will be on hand to discuss their thoughts and process behind these works.
This showing is for one-night only, refreshments will be served, and is free and open to the public. The BrickHouse Community Arts Center is located at 106 SE 2nd Street in downtown Madison.