A Gathering Artists Exploring, Honoring, Remembering, and Considering the World
January 17-February 27 Armstrong, Lievense, Padnos, and Studio Galleries Opening Reception: January 17th 6:00-8:00pm
The Holland Area Arts Council hosts four simultaneous exhibitions presented by four female artists from other parts of the world. Each artist has their own unique story to express using differing mediums. In addition to the displays, the guest artists will be conducting artist talks and workshops.
Inger Margrethe Larsen, from Copenhagen, Denmark, presents her exhibition "Medals for Everyday Heroes". Her philosophy is that regardless of age, gender, race, or nationality, everyone ought to have a medal, since we all possess/have done something to be proud of. The exhibition presents photogenic portraits of everyday heroes wearing one of Inger's designed medals along with their personal statements. In addition, a selection of her medal art will be on display at the Holland Area Arts Council's Lievense Gallery. Find Inger at www.imlarsen.com or www.facebook.com/imlarsen/ or www.instagram.com/inger_margrethe_larsen/
Shubhika Lal, from Delhi India will be displaying her woodcut printed images on paper that she has deconstructed and then resewn. This body of work is called "Memory Dialogue, Collective, Cultural, and of the Self". The prints on rice paper will be displayed along with video and installations in the Armstrong gallery.
Amita Gupta displays her paintings called "Silent Musings" in The Studio Gallery. Amita is from Odisha, India and explores the idea of unsaid emotions. Her work is very passionate and personal. She believes that any situation has many layers to it, and what might actually be occurring may be very different from what it looks like. The images depict stories which can have different meanings when viewed through different perspectives.