Get Sparked! Reception
My recent artwork "revelation" will be on view at the Del Ray Artisans gallery beginning this Friday, October 7th. Come out to the reception and view all the other works also on display.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th
Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists!
Join Del Ray Artisans and SPARK: art from writing/writing from art as we embark on an artistic journey that pushes boundaries. This show is a first for Del Ray Artisans: seventy-two artists signed up to respond to poems and prose by seven SPARK writers. Each artist received one written piece (their creative “spark”) and then had approximately two months to create new work using the assigned story or poem as a jumping off point.
“There’s nothing like a deadline to get the creative fires burning,” said Amy Souza, show co-curator and SPARK founder. “Plus the story or poem gives you an immediate starting point, something to ponder and delve into for images and ideas. In essence, the written work becomes the artist’s muse.”
Co-curator Amanda Wright is running a Get Sparked! round for students at Greenbriar East Elementary. Students will be given a story or a poem to be inspired to create a new piece of art. “It’s such a fantastic opportunity and experience for children to share their creativity and imagination with others and to see their work in a gallery setting!” said Wright.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 7pm-10pm. Experience a unique showcase of writing as inspiration, and artistic interpretations. Light snacks and beverages will be available.
Reading: Friday, October 14 from 7pm-9pm. SPARK writers share aloud the inspiration pieces that prompted the current gallery show’s art. Light snacks and refreshments. Donations accepted.
Student Reception: Friday, October 21 from 7pm-9pm. Greenbriar East Elementary students showcase artwork inspired by selected poets and writers. Kid-friendly opening, light refreshments, an art project to take home!
View the Show: October 7-30, 2011 during gallery hours at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays, 12 noon to 6 pm; Fridays, 12 noon to 9 pm; Saturdays, 10 am to 9 pm; and Sundays, 12 noon to 6 pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.
Del Ray Artisans
Nicholas A. Colasanto Center
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22301