We are trying to organize a gallery/performance/party in Newburyport to use art to explore what transition means. I've created this discussion to allow everyone to add their input on this endeavor. Thanks.
Below I've posted the first draft to the basic info for the
gallery/performance/party that we envision. We'd like as much input on
this as possible. We are unsure of the title, two ideas now are "Art in
Transiton" and "Art for Transition" even though it's just one word
different, they mean different things and we'd like some input on
Again, this is at the very beginning of the process, but here it is:
What? - A three night interactive gallery/performance/party featuring
the artwork of local artists, children, and elderly, based on the theme
“What does Transition mean to you?” We'd like to challenge the norms of
art (expensive, fine, rare) and incorporate environment, inclusion,
sustainability, and community into the way we create art for this event.
Transition? - We are all living during a great transition. We are
looking for alternative sources of energy, healthier ways of producing
food, more intimate forms of communication, and a reinvigorating sense
of individual empowerment and resilience. It's a lot to deal with, and
we believe art, soul, and community will help us through.
When? - February 18, 19, and 20.
Where? - A church in downtown Newburyport.
Why? - To come together over a simple concept: life is better when we
respect ourselves, each other, and the planet. To celebrate all life
has to offer. To creatively express what this transition means to all
of us. To support each other. To build community.
Who? - Anyone and everyone. Do you have something to share? Display it!
Do you have a desire to meet your neighbors and discuss this topic?
Come! This is an all inclusive event, both from the artist and audience
standpoint. We'd like to feature as many different types of art as
possible. This is an open source show where the artists do the curating.
Cost? - This event will be free for everyone. We'd like to collect a
few donations to cover hard costs, (space rental, display materials,
etc.) but this will be free because all involved will be volunteering
their time, energy, creativity, and hearts.
Then What? - It is our hope that after spending time at this event,
meeting each other, and sharing our souls, we will be encouraged to
work together to transition to a more sustainable community. There is a
lot of work to be done if we'd like to lessen our dependence on fossil
fuels and imported food, but it must start with a open heart and
renewed sense of community support.