I’ve posted a few times on my blog about the Art Space on Main since its opening downtown, and I still think it’s one of the best places to stop by on a Thursday night. The Art Space is an extension of the CSU Stanislaus art department and regularly holds artist exhibitions from students, faculty, and guests.
On Thursday, October 8th, there will be a reception for artists Carla Bengtson and Rachel Clarke. Here’s a bit about their work from the Art Space on Main Facebook page:
“FALLING OUT SPILLING OVER is an art exhibition by the artist/scientist team Carla Bengtson and Peter Wetherwax that explores the lifeworlds of other species. Many of the works on view have grown out of shared residencies at research stations in the Amazon, and include projects in which orchid bees interact with videos of themselves, leaf cutter ants cut and collect works on paper, and a series of sculptures created By, For, and With the Birds.
Rachel Clarke (born Shropshire, UK) is an artist, writer, curator and and educator living in Sacramento, CA. Clarke is Professor of New Media Art in the Art Department at California State University, Sacramento. Her work – intertwining themes of nature, culture, and technology – has been shown in galleries, museums, new media art festivals and film screenings nationally and internationally. She has recently shown at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz Austria; Aggregate Space in Oakland, CA; WORK Detroit, MI; and Currents International Festival of New Media in Santa Fe, NM.”
Both artist sound like they have some amazing work to show, and I’m always interested in pieces that have a focus on the organic, nature, and science.
There will also be a printmaking demonstration on the same night from our newest professor in the department, Marty Acevedo. We will be selling prints on paper for $5 and prints on t-shirts for $10 (only $5 if you bring your own shirt!)
The reception will be Thursday, October 8th, at six o’clock in the Art Space on Main in downtown Turlock. I’ll be there, so feel free to swing by and say hey! Take some pictures and blog about your experience, too!