Plant Materials

Caroline Dear’s SUAINTE at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye

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Detail from Caroline Dear’s 100 Ropes

Tha Sabhal Mòr Ostaig a’ toirt fiathachadh dhuibh a thighinn gu an taisbeanadh

SUAINTE

le Caroline Dear

Taisbeanadh 11 An Gearran – 16 An Giblean 2012

Taisbeanadh a’ nochdadh obair leis an neach-ealain Caroline Dear a tha a’ fuireach san Eilean Sgitheanach. Tha ròpannan, ceud dhiubh, a chaidh fhighe a h-uile latha, cha mhòr, thairis air sia mìosan à cuiseagan is lusan is feur, nam meadhan air an dàimh a tha eadar sinn agus an àrainneachd bheò a chur an cèill.

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An exhibition by Skye-based artist Caroline Dear that shows our subtle relationship with the living landscape through 100 individual ropes made nearly every day over a 6 month period, from different plant materials.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig invites you to the exhibition

SUAINTE

by Caroline Dear

Exhibition 11 February – 16 April 2012

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Destination Schuylkill River – DestinationSchuylkillRiver: The River is your destination for ART this Fall

This fall along the Schuylkill River, art that celebrates the environment and our connection to the Earth, “Eco-Art”, is on the agenda. A series of three diverse locations will feature art installations by multiple local and national artists on three successive weekends:

Sep 19th – November: Ground Play: Nexus at the Schuylkill Center

Opening Reception, September 19
4pm – 6pm, Ground Play/ Family Friendly Activities
6:30pm – 8pm, Artists’ Tour and Performances

In Ground Play, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education invites six artists from NEXUS Foundation to respond to the history and physical space of its Brolo Hill Farm. The work in Ground Play is an expression of the insightful ways these six artists use color, scale, sound, texture, humor, fear, storytelling and performance as their own artistic playground, coming up with new modes of expression and creating experiences meant to delight and provoke visitors. Featuring the work of Susan Abrams, Nick Cassway, Jebney Lewis, Michael McDermott, Leah Reynolds, Jennie Thwing.

Exhibit will be up through November. Find out more HERE.

September 25 & 26: Destination Schuylkill River curated by ecoartspace
Starting one week before the 1st Annual Manayunk Eco Arts festival, five artists from across the country will be in Manayunk installing eco-art along the canal and in other Manayunk public spaces. Come out and watch the process, see the completed pieces at the Eco Arts Festival on September 25 and 26, and then visit the installations as they slowly return to the Earth over the coming months.

Milwaukee-based artist Roy Staab will create a work suspended over the Manayunk Canal using plant materials. Toronto-based Chrysanne Stathacos will be creating a poem of flowers to float on the Manayunk Canal. Habitat for Artists’ installation will examine how our culture approaches conservation. NYC-based artist Chere Krakosky will hang a clothesline along the Canal to talk about issues of energy and domesticity. Finally RAIR (Recycled Artist-In- Residency) an exciting, new non-profit in Philadelphia will also take part. Find out more HERE.

October 1 & 2: East Falls Eco Art Project
A special feature of the 5th annual Arts by the River and Eco Fair in East Falls (October 2, 10-5 at Inn Yard Park) will be fish-themed eco art. Eleven unique pieces of fish-themed art which use repurposed or natural materials are being commissioned. Chosen works will be revealed complete or in-progress at the festival and will ultimately be installed along the East Falls Riverfront Business District. One additional piece will be created through a community-process at the festival itself; “Waffles the Catfish”, a 4’5” tall, 80 lb. sculpture will be decoupaged by festival-goers. Attendees are invited to bring something about themselves or their families on a 3×3” paper, and have their memory preserved on Waffles.

Also new this year is the East Falls Weekend Gallery, which will feature local artists’ work displayed at the Masons’ Building, 4200 Ridge Avenue. Artist reception on Friday, October 1, 7-9pm with gallery hours continuing on Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Find out more HERE.