Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Paper n(Or) Plastic
I'm getting pretty excited about an upcoming local art show. My friend Harmony and I are co-curating a show called Paper n(Or) Plastic, and are calling for entries of shopping bags. The idea is that neither paper nor plastic is the right answer; we should all be carrying re-usable shopping bags. So this show is all about making artistic shopping bags. Go to www.gualalaarts.com for the details of how to enter. We are going to have some great artwork there, too, by Chris Jordan (check out his website--very moving stuff). And making a very appropriate appearance will be The Green Bag Lady. This fantastic woman makes bags and gives them away to people all over the world. Seriously, she's given away thousands and thousands. She's going to be at our show, AND she will be giving away some bags. So it's going to be a pretty great show, I think. Anyone who is reading this may enter. It is non-juried, and there will be prizes given, but this isn't an art show that should intimidate anyone. They're shopping bags, for heaven's sake!