IROKO: Tree of Life/Árbol de Vida
March 16 – May 21, 2017
Artist led workshop Saturday, April 8th from 4 to 5 p.m. as part of Global “Slow Art Day”
Immediately following the workshop, a reception and artist talk will begin (artist talk at 5:30 p.m.)
The works of international artist, Ms. Imna Arroyo, featured in IROKO: Tree of Life/Árbol de Vida draw on the importance of the sacred Tree of Life in African and other cultures around the world. Known as Iroko to the Yoruba people of West Africa, the Tree of Life contains great symbolic, spiritual, mythological, medicinal, magical, commercial, ecological and aesthetic import. Using both traditional and non-traditional media, Ms. Arroyo explores “the marvelous power of nature,” ancient myths of creation, fertility, and spirituality, as well as our relationship to the environment and the challenges of climate change. Additional information about Ms. Arroyo can be found at: www.imnaarroyo.com
The artist will lead a workshop at the Gallery on Saturday, April 8th from 4 to 5 p.m. Meditation and discussion will be encouraged. With this workshop, the Clare Gallery will be participating in a national event, “Slow Art Day,” which is intended to celebrate art, artists, and how art can affect our perceptions of the world. Registration is required. For more information, go to: www.slowartday.com.
The workshop, exhibition, reception, and artist talk are free and open to the public. For details go to Current Exhibitions.
Free parking is available directly across from the church in Saints Lot. The facility is handicapped accessible.
If interested in exhibiting at the Clare Gallery download the Call to Artists Application.