“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” -Gary Snyder
Once again the busy bees at 56 Arbor Street are all aflutter with rumblings of the new show, and this time the spotlight is on Mother Nature. As a show, Woven is incorporating many elements into its tapestry- the strongest of which is the theme of conservation and our ecosystem. In fostering this sense of environmental responsibility, Woven’s fresh new modalities were chosen with a holistic view in mind.
In Illustration, artists are hatching, stippling, and rendering wonderful drawings of wildlife in India ink for the studio’s own mini eco-calendars! The finished calendars will feature natural sewn bindings for biodegradability, and will be printed on 100% recycled paper, which means a smaller footprint. Textile design is employing the technique of Batiking, creating beautiful bags, skirts, and accessories that continue the conscientious approach by utilizing organic dyes and natural fabrics for all of their amazing wares.
And last but not least on our list of eco-friendly efforts is our paint reclamation station. Here, at our technicolor wash sink, sit five humble but handy used paint pots. Green conscious fans of our paintings will now be happy to know that our used acrylic paints have a destiny that does not include our water supply. Artists and facilitators alike are working together to recycle unused paint and revive brushes for future pieces.
So, to all of our earthier show goers, rest easy in knowing that Art Connection Studio does not just believe in helping others in a positive community, but also in being responsible stewards of the environment in partnership with the community.
Post by: Ben Reyes