August 23, 2005
Walking Between the Worlds at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
From September 15 through October 17, 2005, the Emerson Umbrella Center
for the Arts presents “Walking Between the Worlds” an exhibit featuring
the art of Lucretia Hatfield, Maxine Payne, Mimsey Stromeyer, Margot
Kimball, CC King, Morwen Two Feathers, and Gene Hall. The exhibit,
exploring the balance of opposites, the tension of duality, and the
synergy of nature and imagination, will be shown in the Blanchard Trust
Gallery at the Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA.
On Friday evening, September 16, there will be an opening event at the
Emerson Umbrella. From 7 to 8 pm, meet the artists at a reception in the
gallery with light refreshments. The reception will be followed by a
dance event presented by In2iT Productions from 8 to 10:30 pm. Come and
walk between the worlds, with masks and costumes. In2iT will offer a
costume closet” for your dress-up pleasure, or bring your own! The
multimedia dance will feature the video artistry of VJ EarthLight (aka
Gene Hall), installation art by Amy Anderson, and dance grooves by DJ
Kiva, otherwise known as Karen Berggren, along with the performance art of
In2iT members Lucretia Hatfield and Morwen Two Feathers and guest musician
Matthew Blais. Tickets to the dance will be available at the door by
donation to the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts.
The Concord Poetry Center (CPC), located at the Emerson Umbrella, will
also be open the evening of the reception, with a visual display of poems
on the theme “Walking Between the Worlds.” Poet members of the CPC will
offer their works for sale as a benefit for the Emerson Umbrella.
The artwork for this show includes a wide variety of media, including
painting, pastels, sculpture, masks, installations, video, and more. What
the work expresses in common is the confrontation of paradox and polarity,
an exploration of the tension between the "real world" and the world of
imagination and dreams, the physical expression of non-physical realities,
and the dynamics of fringe-dwelling and belonging. The thoughts of
viewers are a part of the experience, and a book will be available for
guests to record their responses, which will become an interactive part of
the show itself.
This show is a benefit for the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts,
and funds raised will be earmarked for the new fire curtain in the Emerson
Umbrella Theater. All the artists have agreed to donate proceeds from
sales of artwork to the Umbrella, and 100% of donations made the evening
of the Sept. 16 event will benefit the Umbrella. For more information,
please visit www.emersonumbrella.org,
or call 978-371-0820.