Exhibits at THE RED HOUSE 2018
September 11th (Pick Up)
JURIED ART SHOW
September 11th (Take In) - November 6th (Pick Up)
TRANSIENCE AND IMPERFECTION: THE BEAUTY OF WABI-SABI
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 14th, 5:00-7:00
Find your inspiration now for our Sept/Oct exhibit, “Transience and Imperfection: The Beauty of Wabi-Sabi” It is not too soon to be thinking of ways to visually express wabi-sabi for this exciting Sept/Oct Exhibit. What is wabi-sabi? It is the traditional Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in the imperfect and the incomplete. It accepts the impermanent—the natural cycle of growth, decay and death. In our throw away society, it is good to make do with what we have and cherish the memories they hold. Wabi-sabi is simple, and uncluttered. It celebrates the unconventional signs of beauty that may seem “imperfect” such as the unpolished, the humble, the earthy, the awkward, the asymmetrical, and the muted. Authenticity is key. Get inspired by exploring the aged, broken, weathered, rusted, flawed and perhaps, sentimental objects around you. Study old architecture. Examine textures in nature. Take in the overcast sky and landscapes at dusk. Read the refined and simplistic poetry of haiku. Check out artists who display wabi-sabi qualities in much of their work. Google: “wabi-sabi art images” to get many visual references. We challenge you to look at things in a different way. Find the hidden beauty. The possibilities are endless!
Curator: Lynn Newhouse
November 6th (Take In) - January 1st (Pick Up)
DIMENSIONS - MIXED MEDIA & 3-D ART
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 9th, 5:00-7:00
This show features the League’s 3D artists and encourages our 2D artists to step out of their comfort medium and into the fun of 3D. This could open up more new avenues of creation for each of our artists. Mediums accepted: sculpture, assemblage, clay, metal, glass, fiber, encaustic, mixed media, and wood. We also want to feature 3D in our small works area of the show.