Deborah Barnes, creative director for the fashionRIP Project, is seeking local artists to participate in a unique installation that opens September 1 and runs through October 9. “Species on the Verge, and other Arts with POV” will be a part of the Wallingford Art Walk during September and October at the Kerf International Gallery in the Wallingford Center (1815 N. 45th St.). Barnes provided an explanation of the project:
“Species on the Verge and Other Works w/POV”, an arts installation of multiple mediums and recycouture garments, is the first chapter of the fashionRIP Project’s 7 chapter story for the future most of us really want, one that unites science, art and design diversity, is seeking outside comment. No one person, group or thing can grasp it all, each one of us is set up to be part of a bigger whole, so let’s embrace it!
“Species on the Verge and Other Works w/POV” utilizes fabrics, illustrations, found pieces and standard mediums to tell stories relevant to sustainable lifestyles. Guest artists will pop in throughout the shows run. Visitors will be asked to comment, ask questions and critique the show so that the next one will better engage the larger community. fashionRIP Project is always in process, is being and becoming simultaneously and welcomes new information to better inform the whole.
A call for artists, artisans, designers and groups that encourage aspects of sustainability are invited to do pop in spots during the show’s run. (9/1 through 10/9 or longer, spots are filling, so an extension is possible) This is a free op for artists etc and is designed to build better communication, connection and support to strengthen roots at the street level.
(FYI: This show is linked to “Connected” which became “Brilliance in the Backyard” and is now “Title TBA” and is planned for next summer. All this planting of seeds has merit. Those that sprout and thrive bear seeds for the next cycle, natural patterns at work!)
If you’re interested in participating in the installation, you can email Barnes at [email protected] with show as the subject.