Join me online on Saturday, July 11, at 6 p.m. U.S. central time for Woman Made Gallery’s Facebook Live virtual opening reception for Home, A Virtual Exhibition.
This juried exhibition includes my newest mixed media artwork, Broken Home.
Opening Will Spotlight My Art
I’m excited to announce that the virtual opening will spotlight my art specifically.
Exhibition juror and curator Jennifer Weigel selected a few artists whose work is included in the show to create a video about their pieces.
I am one of the artists she chose to spotlight in this way. It’s a great honor to be singled out from among the 123 artists from around the world who are participating in the show.
Videos Focus On Specific Themes
Jennifer invited me and 14 other artists to create short videos, about a minute long, to introduce ourselves and answer a question related to our work and a specific theme.
Among the themes covered in these videos are tradition and community, object and rituals, humor, and nature.
Hardship and trauma constitute another theme she wanted to address, and that’s the area my video and my Broken Home artwork cover.
Jennifer asked me to address home’s relative safety and perception by responding to the question “What is the symbolism of the broken Lenox china dinner plate pieces?”
See My Broken Home Video
In response to that question, I created a 94-second video about Broken Home. Jennifer will include my video as part of the July 11 opening, but you can get a sneak peek here:
More About The Exhibit
Woman Made Gallery selected artist Jennifer Weigel to jury the Home, A Virtual Exhibition show.
“In jurying Home for Woman Made Gallery, I was drawn to the diversity of expression and willingness to share our most intimate moments: our laughs, loves, and losses,” she said.
“How we see our homes is very much a reflection of how we see ourselves,” she continued. “What is important to us? What dark thoughts lurk in the closet or under the bed and keep us up at night? What lights our way to carry us through our dark times, and what gives us cause to sing and dance in the kitchen? Home is a reflection of where we are in our lives, where we have been, and where we are going.”
She noticed several themes that emerged among all the pieces selected for the exhibit. Among those are tradition and ancestry, relationships, and nature and the environment.
Also, as she noted, “Other artists consider those who have experienced hardship and trauma within and without the home and how individuals have been impacted when traumatized and confined to places, relationships, and situations where they are not or do not feel safe.
“Anne Nordaus-Bike considers how home appears from outside versus within and how those interpretations and experiences may differ.”
Join Me Online July 11
Please join me Saturday, July 11, for Woman Made Gallery’s Facebook live virtual opening for Home, A virtual Exhibition.
This event will start at 6 p.m. U.S. central time.
In addition to videos by me and and a handful of other artists, the opening will feature a panel discussion moderated by juror Jennifer Weigel and including selected artists with work in the show.
Sign Up Now To Attend The Opening On Facebook
Sign up now for this live premiere event by going to Woman Made Gallery’s Facebook event page for the Home, A Virtual Exhibition July 11 opening.
Once you click “going” at the top right, you’ll be on the list of those attending.
Plus, you’ll receive a notification from Facebook to remind you when the event starts.
Find Out More About My Piece – And The Home Show
For more about my Broken Home mixed media art piece – and the Home exhibition – see my previous blog post, Art Gallery – Virtual Exhibit Opens July 3.
In that post, I wrote at length about why I created this artwork and what inspired it.