Show Dates: December 5, 2019 – February 27, 2020
Reception: Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Always FREE and open to the public.
Three artists exploring themes of history, memory, nature and a sense of place first came together in 2015 to collaborate. The ongoing work between Lori Elliott-Bartle, Marcia Joffe-Bouska, and Tom Quest will debut at Norfolk Arts Center as they expand “River,” the undulating 23-foot long mixed media collaboration shown above. Their joint efforts bring together ceramics, glass mosaic, painting, collage and found objects to tell stories about particular places and universal truths. In “River,” Elliott-Bartle’s expressionist painting flows past Joffe-Bouska’s glass tiles and found objects, while Quest’s ceramic work adds naturalistic texture in various forms and multiple movements. The artists will also show earlier collaborations as well as individual works that support the exhibit’s themes.
“Connecting a visual to a meaning and using that visual to enhance the meaning is something which I find to be beautiful and worthwhile. For this reason, my work often reflects on important narratives in my life, such as personal experiences and observations that have affected me on a deep level.”
Presented by Glen Einspahr