Bowling Green will experience a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. In celebration, the FFOYA House Art Gallery will display an art show for the month of August on the theme of the solar eclipse and all things astronomical, astrological, galactic, solar and lunar.
We are seeking visual artists to participate in the art show, which will open with a reception and a literary reading during the BG Gallery Hop on Aug. 4, 2017, from 5 to 9 p.m. The show will continue throughout the month of August and will be on display during all FFOYA House events.
The theme is open for interpretation. All mediums and styles are welcome. We encourage experimental and multimedia work and installations. To be considered for the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Solar Eclipse Art in the subject line no later than July 20. Send jpg images of completed work or work in progress along with the following information: name, medium/materials, size, price or NFS, whether prints are available, special hanging/display instructions and a description of how the work relates to the theme. FFOYA House seeks to help working class artists make a living from their work, so we welcome artists to make and sell prints or other items to sell along with the original work. Art must be ready to be displayed by July 26.
FFOYA House will be holding a literary reading along with the art opening during the BG Gallery Hop event on Aug. 4. Poets and writers interested in participating should email a note of interest with "August literary reading" in the subject line. While encouraged to explore the theme, writers are welcome to share any original work during the reading.
We are also seeking businesses and local organizations to partner with us as sponsors of the show and future BG Gallery Hop events at FFOYA House. Email email@example.com.
Alice Gatewood Waddell
This body of work is the beginning of a series of paintings that will attempt to illustrate a timeline of injustice treatment of BLACK people over and over again as we move along in history to date. Paintings in progress and future works will demonstrate the transition of racial terrorism in a new form…mass incarceration……..shootings by police officers and play cops (George Zimmerman) that are not held accountable or fully investigated, leading to no convictions. Hopefully, this body of work will cause one to look further into the systemic issues that have plagued Black people over a course of time and connect the lines from generation to generation.