Patricia Rovzar Gallery
Exhibition July 2 – July 30, 2020
1111 1st Ave
viewings by appointment during the pandemic
Announcing my new collaborative community-based work.
THE GATHERINGS PROJECT
Exhibition September 1-14, 2020 Patricia Rovzar Gallery
Exhibition September 18 – October 4, 2020 Gail Severn Gallery
Gatherings is an art and poetry community-based project that experiments with a cycle of giving and receiving similar to my earlier project, the Patra Passage. The project began with 108 professional artists and poets that contributed original work. The artists created their art on 56 handcrafted wooden boxes. Poets wrote original poetry for inclusion inside the boxes. The artists’ boxes with the poems enclosed began to travel in June. Each artist chose someone to receive the box. Each recipient was instructed to contribute something reflective of their own experience within the box. That person then chose a new recipient who would add another contribution of their own. In this passage, the boxes move from person to person gathering artifacts. Each person, each gift, amplifies the community created by the project.
SALE OF THE GATHERINGS BOXES
The Gatherings boxes are being pre-sold now in advance of their exhibitions with net proceeds donated to designated non-profits that provide relief and support to creatives during the pandemic. The art and poetry are amazing! Please visit the website for further information, view the 56 Gatherings boxes, and read the poetry.