The Milliken Art Gallery at Converse College will host a collaborative, site-specific installation beginning October 2nd. In “Kinetic Connections,” four women artists will come together to create a multi-media expression through organic natural forms, gestural drawings and paintings, and a progression through connecting spaces. Visual artists Janet Orselli and Diana Gurri will create mixed media works and sculptural installations for the exhibition. On the closing night, Autumn Singleton, a Tai Chi instructor, will lead a Tai Chi performance, with accompanying sound by Linda Powell. The exhibition will be available to view through October 23.
“I want the viewer to wander upon an enchanted dwelling place somewhere between the natural world and the manmade world where the two join and support each other.”
Gallery hours are Monday—Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm and Sunday 2:00—5:00 pm. The gallery is closed during school holidays.
On Thursday, October 23rd, at 6:00 pm in the Milliken Art Gallery, a Gallery Talk with Artists Janet Orselli and Diana Gurri will include discussions of their art process. The Gallery Talk will be followed by a reception at 6:30 pm, which will include the Tai Chi performance and music. The exhibit and events are free and open to the public.
Orselli reflects, “As an installation artist, I am most interested in creating spaces that contain an ‘alive’ quality — spaces that reconnect the viewer with our natural origins. I want the viewer to wander upon an enchanted dwelling place somewhere between the natural world and the manmade world where the two join and support each other.”
For more information about this exhibition, contact Kathryn Boucher, Milliken Art Gallery Director for Converse College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above: artist Janet Orselli