Artists interweaved the common threads discovered through conversations - with each other, with their audience, with the universe - into unique mixed media collaborative book works. Their work speaks to the creativity that unfolds when we invite others to the table. *Entrance to the gallery is free*
Books are a compact way to store and share information, art, and ideas. In this workshop you will make and exchange art then learn how to bind it into a book form.
A solo exhibit with artist Jyoti Duwadi, curated by Barbara Matilsky, exploring natural and repurposed materials. Jyoti’s wide-ranging approach to making art calls attention to nature’s beauty and the precarious relationship between humans and the environment. This exhibition spotlights his repurposed sanding belts marked by the trees of Pacific Northwest Forests. Jyoti transforms this industrial material with earth colors and “visual poetry,” calligraphic writing defined by Ayurvedic medicine. The exhibition also features a variety of other media, including beeswax sculptures — made with utilitarian objects —in response to the ecological crisis of disappearing honey bee colonies.
Join artist Jyoti Duwadi and curator Barbara Matilsky for an intimate discussion of the evolution of Jyoti's work, the curation process, and where their inspiration is found. Continue with a walk through Webster's Woods to Jyoti's installation and hear how Jyoti sees natural elements and materials that inspire his work. Then join him for a presentation on the technique and process of using Earth Colors in the courtyard while enjoying coffee, tea, and pastries from our local baker, Buena Luz.