ROOTS AND WINGS
Indiana Women’s Caucus for the Arts (multiple artist exhibit)
EXHIBITION DATES: Nov. 22, 2016 to Feb. 22, 2017
RECEPTION DATE: 3-4 pm, Feb. 22, 2017—reception to be combined with panel discussion as part of Discussion Day 2017 programming.
DESCRIPTION: Comprised of works from approximately 17 individuals who belong to the Indiana Women’s Caucus for the Arts, this collaborative exhibition is to be paired with the Max ’55 and Joyce ’56 Wheeler Douglas Nativity Collection, as an exploration of the diverse artistic expressions of mindfulness and spirituality.
The closing reception will be modified to include a panel presentation (for Discussion Day 2017) by several members of the IWCA who will discuss how the process of art-making, the expression in the resulting work, and the ensuing conversations evoked by the art can promote healthy ways to engage in mental health issues. Artists will share their individual experiences, including artistic objectives, selection of media, and techniques employed in artmaking. Students and other audience members will be invited to ask follow up questions as well as to share their own experiences of using art as escape, exploration, and expression.
Works exhibited will include sculpture (of various media), encaustic, oil, watercolor, silkscreen, textile/fiber mixed media, graphite, to name just a few…