Friday, January 25, 2008

West Edge Artists Co-op to offer exhibits at Artspace in March and the Multicultural Center of the South in April; membership open to regional artists

West Edge Art Co-op
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Once the West Edge Artists Co-op had a physical gallery that helped anchor Milam St. It was a fun era. But the investment in time and money proved to be an unreasonable burden.

Today the West Edge group is making art happen across the city via the City-wide program, a lecture series and website complete with blog. In their latest programs they will feature current members but are open to joiners. Writes Debbie Engle:

Site: Artspace
Theme: The Money Show

This show is loosely based on artists' relationships with money, government funding of the arts, the sometimes tacky tactics folks use to get art funded, etc. Feel free to use your imagination on this one - nothing is taboo! In fact, the new manager of artspace told us that censorship is not EVEN an issue. Installation dates are Feb 26 - 29; you are responsible for delivering your own work. The opening reception is March 14; the show continues through April 12.

Site: Multicultural Center of the South
Theme: Celebration of Women

We have been invited to partner with the MCCS for the "Celebration of Women Month." Our work will likely be easel-display only, so please keep that in mind. Pedestals will be made available for sculptures. Installation is the weekend of March 29. The opening reception is April 5, and the show will run thru the end of April.

All works at both shows will be for sale.

If you know - or are - an artist who is interested in participating, please apply for membership at our February membership meeting!

Applications can be downloaded from our website.
Dues: $25 per month., or
Thomas Little, president, 402-9912, or
Debbie Engle, Citywide Gallery director, 751-8540.

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