XOXO On Site> Vital Art Project,
An Art Exhibition and Experience
Here's some upcoming ART AND BEER news in Uptown Racine!
Get a sneak peak of Vaulted Malt Brewery (Yes! ...a NEW brewery in Racine!). The brewery is hosting the Vital Art Project presenting: XOXO On Site> Vital Art Project, An Art Exhibition and Experience.
1322 Washington Ave., Uptown Racine.
“ ...experience the blending of urbane art in raw exhibition space is not unlike conceptual art - it must be seen, heard, touched, smelled, tasted to take on new meaning.”
This event is a part of the Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour 2019 - Racine and Kenosha, April 27 (Racine) and April 28 (Kenosha), 2019, from 11 to 5PM.
Soft opening is Friday evening April 26.
Opening day is Saturday April 27, 2-8 PM, plan to see:
Artist Talk - 2-4 pm
Performance - 4-6 pm
BONK! performance - 6-8 pm
Start or continue your art experience with XOXO on site at the brewery - future hours and dates to be announced as you can experience the exhibit until June 1.
Visit get bEHIND the aRTS on Facebook for more event details.
What: ecoart@ecofest>Vital Art Project
Where: Gateway Technical College, Lake Building, Racine Campus
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019; 9AM-1 PM
Free and Open to the Public
Building on it’s success, Vital Art Project will again facilitate ecoart@ecofest, a fine art exhibition. The physical presence of art work at Gateway Technical Collage, has the potential to be catalyst for expanding community discourse about environment - human, built, natural. The upcoming group exhibit will feature regional artists whose work champions differences, and paradoxically, collaboration in expressing ways to inhabit the world in a better way.
For more information on EcoFest, click HERE.
Artists' work and description shown left.
EcoFest 2019 event photos shown below.
Vital Art Project: Safe Deposit Box
My art making stems from a primitive instinct to “hunt, gather, build”. The ritual brings to mind that the use of commonplace, castoff materials, each possessing past and present context, are a metaphor for life itself. With generational change come new expectations for story-telling. Assemblage has the potential to explain our feelings of well-being or make an argument for or against human and natural imperfection. As a contemporary practice, the media of assemblage embodies the ideas of multi-discipline art and yet remains sensitive to it’s history. My work fuses a Dadaist affinity for chance, hard edged industrial aesthetics, and the meditative qualities of color relationships.
Focusing on the immediacy of ephemeral material, fugitive color and light, and the idea that forms change to rift in time and space, the Box Top Series moralizes my belief that the lost innocence of play can be found in these easy to-assemble structures in which repeated use of one simple component generates a flexible, hyper-articulated abstraction. Improvised in the moment, using circus colored packaging, stored in archival boxes and displayed as the resultant tableaux, they are meant to appeal as an offering in consumer vernacular.
Vital Art Project Show: EcoFest 2018
Mimi Peterson led the efforts to make a new addition to EcoFest 2018 through a fine art collection. In addition to her work, she included the following artists: Catherine Cajandig, Vandana Gala, Erik R. Peterson, Marilyn Propp, I. Carmen Quintana and Gwendolyn C. Skaggs. The project’s goal is to “challenge ideas of indifference and detachment toward life and human interconnectedness to the environment.”
Check out our page on EcoFest for more information on the event.
Photo credits to Gateway Technical College and Adele Helmle.