BLOOM the next art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown, Frederick will run Friday, June 18 through Sunday, September 5, 2021, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 10, 7 pm to 9 pm. There will also be a Virtual Artist Zoom Talk on Sunday, August 8 from 1-2 pm
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Bloom in the verb form as to produce or yield flowers; to support abundant plant life, to mature into the achievement of one's potential, to flourish in beauty, freshness, or excellence; to shine out; to become more apparent or fully expressed, to appear or occur unexpectedly in remarkable quantity or degree, to become densely populated with microorganisms; etc. Artists were encouraged to submit works for consideration that respond, relate or interpret the word Bloom within the critical contemporary context of our world today.
The exhibition has drawn 17 artists from New York City to the suburbs of Washington DC.
“The artists in this exhibition have a kinship to nature and express it through a variety of ways. They recreate it through direct observation or memory, utilize it as a metaphor for narratives of the present and past, declare their absolute oneness with it, know it as a spiritual pathway or convey it through the artifice to allude to our species’ superficiality,” says Rula Jones, Gallery 115 Curator. "
To learn more, please view the catalogue at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1u5cd-NJcV2mWfNk1XoLBzrvE8xPnVqbN-ZNEEwAh8c8/edit?usp=sharing
Gallery Hours are M-F 10 am to 5 pm, Sat 1 pm to 4 pm, Sun 11 am to 2 pm