Friday, November 28, 2014

Five by Five Exhibition


I am excited to announce Five by Five, a small works exhibition that will take place at The Empty Spaces Project, a gallery in Putnam, Connecticut, during the month of December. The opening reception will be held on Friday 12/5 from 6-9pm. Hope to see all of you locals there!


This collaborative art project began as an extension to my first book, The Pulse of Mixed Media, in which contributing artists responded to questions and prompts by creating art. As a way to involve additional artists, I placed an open call on my blog for contributors to submit work for an online exhibition. Artists were asked to create new work, in the form of a 5" x 5" square and in any medium, that answered one or more of the following questions:

1. If your artwork could talk, what would it say?

2. Who has had the most impact on your creative life?

3. What is one thing you have never shared with the creative community?

More than 75 artists contributed over 110 works. Submissions included works on paper, fabric, wood, canvas, metal and resin using a wide variety of techniques and materials including acrylics, watercolors, stitching, drawing, digital, assemblage, book arts, and more. Participating artists were international, living and working in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. All works were published on my blog in a series of 9 posts that can be found here.

Subsequently, the 5 x 5 project was featured in an 8 page spread in the November/December 2012 issue of Somerset Studio in which 18 works were highlighted.


I am so very excited that a project that started out as a book, turned into an online feature, and morphed into a magazine spread has now become an art exhibition. Nearly 100 pieces of art, all 5 x 5 inches, will be featured at the show and available for purchase. They certainly would make perfect gifts for this holiday season.

You can see all the artwork that is included in the show in this series of posts on my blog. Please note though that not every piece posted online is part of the exhibition. The art will be presented and sold in small groupings. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in purchasing any of the artwork, do not hesitate to contact me for information via email at shap97@gmail.com. 

5 comments:

Win Dinn said...

Love the progression leading to this exhibition - hope you will do a post on this, since it's a long way from where I am!

JackieP Neal said...

What a wonderful world has been created with what you started Seth!
I must say, I have never read the whole progression, but I think it is time to sit with my laptop and read and view with wonder!! Best wishes with the show and I am ever so glad that you share this with us! All good things~ J

Bill said...

Oh my. Such splendor. Such wonder. Such exposure! My head is reeling. But don't worry. It's probably just my medication. :-)

Kay Wallace said...

What a wonderful path taken to The Empty Spaces Project, Seth! I just walked through your online exhibition and my mind is whirling! Such inspiration! I wish you great success in Putnam, my friend!

Jo Murray said...

Wonderful news! I couldn't be more delighted. You certainly are a promoter of the arts.