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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Do you ever feel like you want to tear it all down and start over? This July at Bellingham’s Make.Shift Gallery, five Bellingham-based artists explore the process of beginning again. Lurm (aka Adrien Converse), Johnny Gialanella, Karen Hanrahan, Jess Molnar, and Monica Ramey each bring a unique approach to the process of breathing new life into old objects and images.
Lurmâ€™s â€śArt Breedingâ€ť series involves cutting up and reorganizing the artistâ€™s older works into a brand new creation — each â€śchildâ€ť piece comes from the materials of two â€śparentâ€ť works. Gialanellaâ€™s digital collages historical images into a modern narrative exploring themes of inadequacy, longing, and mental health. For Hanrahanâ€™s â€śInspirit-Form Quilted,â€ť the artist has sewn together a previous magazine collage series into several new amalgamations of human/animal hybrids. Molnarâ€™s 15-year project â€śForest for the Treesâ€ť is a sculptural rearrangement of the artistâ€™s personal diary and journal entries. And Rameyâ€™s photoshopped worlds imagine everyday objects in a dreamy otherworldly landscape.
Join us for the opening reception on First Friday Art Walk July 5th. During this celebration, we will also be auctioning the interactive art piece created during June Art Walk in
partnership with RagFinery. Proceeds will be split between Make.Shift and RagFinery.
For more information about the Art Walk or Make.Shift please visit our website atÂ makeshiftproject.com or contact Jessyca Murphy at email@example.com.
Make.Shift July Art WalkÂ Details:
WHAT: Art Walk; Regeneration: Making sense of it all
WHEN: Friday, July 5th, 2019 6-10PM
WHERE: Make.Shift Art Space 306 Flora St. in downtown Bellingham
Make.Shift Art Space is a DIY art and music venue dedicated to innovative alternative art and music. The 8,000-square-foot space includes an art gallery, live all-ages music venue and 18
individual art and music studios. Here we provide a home for painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, musicians, and whoever else needs an affordable place to make a mess and show it off.