I will have four sculptures as part of the If You Only Knew group exhibition opening January 20, 2018 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL.
From the gallery's website:
"Each piece in the show will have a letter that tells something surprising or private. Letters will be given out on opening night to visitors, who can share the stories they receive with one another as they look at the exhibition, but can also choose to keep the contents of the letter secret, if they wish.
For example one artist shares a story of a family machete, family fights and secret night burials, another realized after 20 years that her father wasn't a cowboy after all, despite the evidence on the mantle. One artist believes his drawing to be cursed, while another discovers that her painting was a premonition of impending catastrophe. One artist reveals his painting is about a childhood mystery of a broken Virgin Mary statue that remains unsolved to this day.
Visitors to opening night will receive secrets and stories that reveals more than they could guess about the artwork (& the artist) before them. Whether they share the knowledge rests with them."
I will be attending the opening reception on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 6-9 pm and will be available to discuss the symbolism, historical and personal, within my sculptures. Thank you to Kathleen Isacson for inviting me to the show.
For more information on the show and to see the artists exhibiting please follow THIS LINK.
The exhibition will be open from January 20-February 24, 2018.
Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday: 11 am-5 pm, Sunday: 1-5 pm.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Old Courthouse Arts Center
101 North Johnson Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
POSTSCRIPT: Thank you to Jurors Cathleen and Joe Isacson for awarding me the Best of Show Award for my sculpture The Ephemeral Knot.