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Visit the Bluecoup booth at Richmond's 2018 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21 in Manchester. We encourage you to join our movement. Simply tie any streamer of blue to your flagpole, lamp post, or anywhere you can find a place to show your support for celebrating the human family.


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March 23 - April 22, 2018

Group Show – "Bluecoup"

(pronounced: blue-koo)
Frable, Davis and smallspace Galleries

Opening Reception for the Artists
Fourth Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm

Earth Day Special Hours
Saturday, April 21, 2018, Noon-7 pm
Live Music by Tony Dursa 2-4 pm

Closing Artist Talks
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 pm

Events are Free and open to the public


Twenty-one artists come together to explore themes of unity and human interconnections interpreted through an immersion in the color blue. The show is inspired by the Bluecoup Project that proposes a new worldwide symbol - a sky-blue streamer to be flown anywhere from flagpoles to front porches. Bluecoup's ribbon of blue is a simple reminder with a simple but powerful message: we are all connected - humankind is a family and Earth is our home.

Exhibiting Artists:

Susanne K. Arnold, "Blue Skies" (PDF)
Encaustic monotypes

Therese Brown - "Baba Yaga's Garden" (PDF)
Cyanotypes

Santa Sergio De Haven - "Beats and Repeats of the Blue" (PDF)
Drawing and collage

Llewellyn Hensley & Mary Anne Hensley - "Re-stitching the Landscape" (PDF)
Large format inkjet prints

Jere Kittle - "Americana Blues" (PDF)
Photography

Lew Lott - "Portraits of a Dancer in Blue" (PDF)
Photography

Megan Mattax - "Byproduct" (PDF)
Mixed media

Amie Oliver - "Arcadia Lost: Imagining Blue Skies" (PDF)
Ink wash and wax on polypropylene paper

Joe Olney - "S'ghetti din" (PDF)
Mixed media on wood panel

Jessica L. Sims - "River Stream Tributary" (PDF)
Paintings

Susan Singer - "Sky Blue" (PDF)
Pastel paintings

Paul Terrell - "Sacred Shields" (PDF)
Raku fired ceramics

Robert Walz - "Blue Haiku" (PDF)
Sculpture


"Inside Story"
multi-media installation

Nine artists transform artspace's smallspace gallery with a makeover that plays with the idea that we wear our individual life stories like garments that show the world who we are. Everyone's story is unique. It's the differences that set us apart and sometimes divide us if we forget that beneath the robes we wear, we are all the same.

Our collective inside story is the human story. Beneath the terrycloth or seersucker, the cotton or the polyester, or the cotton/polyester blend, we share the same human qualities and frailties. Humankind - living out our story, creating our futures along with all living creatures on this exquisite planet Earth; our nourishment and our home.

Artists:  
Alice Anne Ellis Martin McFadden
Heidi Field-Alvarez Tara Morand
Dana Frostick Rob Ryder
Patrick Gregory Samuel Vaughn
Jere Kittle  

The Bluecoup Project
The exhibition is curated by artspace member, Jere Kittle, a Richmond VA artist and photographer, and founder of the Bluecoup Project, bluecoup.org, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bluecoup/


Caravati's Architectural Salvage logoMany thanks to Caravati's Architectural Salvage for the generous use of their treasures to enhance the art installation for this exhibition. www.caravatis.com




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