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Pith: cycles of life and death

  • Elsewhere Studios 107 3rd St Paonia, CO, 81428 United States (map)

Pith: cycles of life and death
6:30 to 8:30 with Reading by Arendse at 7:00 and 8:00

Curious what the latest residents have been up to? Please join us Thursday, May 28th at Elsewhere Studios. An eclectic and talented group of female artists have been busy creating thoughtful, original pieces in the form of installations, pottery, painting, sculpture & writing. After spending many months as a resident of Elsewhere, we'll say goodbye to Aralia Rose with her final show, we'll see where Elizabeth is halfway through her time here, listen the brilliant words of Arendse, and witness the last of Stephania's unusual portrait of her mother.


STEFANIA URIST is a fine art sculptor based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in the Glass Department. Her work engages the ever changing nature of personal relationships. She uses an array of different materials to express her concepts like making a transparent glass dress to symbolize the way individuals present the way they want to be perceived outwardly, but can feel otherwise on the inside, or creating a hammock/net out of found materials from her family to create a self portrait. While in Paonia, Stefania collected and created a portrait of her mother out of mushrooms and documented it as it deteriorated and changed. Stefania is adoring Paonia and would love to share her new work with the community. 



"I am investigating the human and arboreal relationship through two dimensional and three dimensional representation. This body of work strives to break down barriers and heighten the viewer's awareness of the similarities between their physical anatomy and to that of trees. "


In her final show at Elsewhere, ARALIA ROSE presents a finished series of paintings, "Earth Elemental" which explores the Masculine in relation to the Earth, and pottery that she has been creating over the last several months.



"My writing takes a critical look at control in its various forms: control over death, over nature, over other people. Even though the urge to control our surroundings is natural, at what point is it taken too far? The line is a tenuous one and through a series of short stories, I explore the uncomfortable tension between the desire for control and evidence of inadequate control."