The residents have dug in deep this month and are creating some incredible work. This open house will feature works in progress by visual artists Amy Katz, Chelsea Rowe, and Elyse Mische.
The residents ask that you come in mask or element of costume to celebrate Purim, the Jewish holiday that takes place on March 23rd and 24th. You can read more about this holiday below from Amy Katz.
Bring a treat, a drink and a friend Friday March 25th to Elsewhere Studios.
March has been a bit of a transition month; my work has continued with my records of my closest relationships from the past five years, however I have moved into absurd science-fiction inspired oil paintings that are meant to be theatrical and not taken seriously. I have also been experimenting with textile pieces that are meant to, in the long run, become elements of stage and costume pieces. For more of my work visit chelseamrowe.com
I've taken a deep dive into oil painting this month. My work is inspired by the life-giving, feminine energy of nature, community, Judaism, working the earth, and prayer in it's many forms. This painting is in expression of the Jewish holiday of Purim, which I like to see as being about trying on new personas, and blurring everyday conceptions and lines between hero and villain to get at the more essential spark in all life.
Take time to step into the whimsical, contemplative, surreal, and intricately patterned mind of Appleton, WI based artist Elyse Mische. She is the recipient of the Fashion Design Residency and has been busy translating imagery and narratives from her 2D work into mixed media masks, capes, and costume proofs. Enjoy her past works at www.lifepropaganda.com