“My upcoming exhibition at Ave 50 Studio ‘Walking Echos’ consists of four mixed media series primarily with beads as a material. The bead series focuses on my formal concerns of pattern, repetition, and lines in space. The beaded gourd series which began over twenty years ago during a visit to my family home in Arizona. While in Arizona I purchased the dried gourds and began adhering strings of beads to them. The zipper tab series began in 2009 when I was curating a show of mixed media artists. The beaded brick cellphone series “Knowledge Only Goes So Far”, was inspired by an urban clothing designer who began designing in New York in the 1990’s. The zipper tab series began in 2009 when I was curating a show of mixed media artists. The most current walking stick series began a couple of years ago with wanting to make a Christmas gift for my brother. My grandfather was a tailor, and my father was a buyer of fabrics and sewing notions. I see myself as a descendent using similar materials in an innovative way.” – Sandra Vista
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Walking Echoes Opening Reception:
Asian American Expo ushers in the Year of the Rabbit; continuing the tradition of hosting the largest Lunar New Year Celebration in America. Eager to roll out the red carpets for attendees, the 41st annual Expo is here to demonstrate why this is a ‘must attend’ cultural celebration in America with a smorgasbord of food, entertainment at every corner, a myriad of vendors to delight one’s urge to splurge, and plenty more activities to participate. The expo will have 5…
See an installation of prints made by members of Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers’ Collective. The pieces were created by pressing original quilted fabric designs face down on a wax-coated printing plate that captured the fabrics’ texture, seams, and stitching of the original. Through this innovative process, a quilt is translated to a printed surface—a new medium to explore and share the quiltmakers’ creativity. “Gee’s Bend: Shared Legacy” is presented in two six-month installments, each featuring a selection of 12 prints.
There’s nothing more festive than holiday lights throughout the 10-acre Burton Chace Park. The spectacular display of sparkling lights and decor will take place every night throughout December. Enjoy a seaside stroll under the holiday lights. Bring a hot cup of cocoa or pick up food from nearby restaurants.
Enchanted is a one-mile, nighttime walk through distinct lighting displays. Some of the displays are interactive and invite participation, while some are merely there to be observed and enjoyed. Food and beverage options abound at Enchanted! Grab a quick bite, a hot chocolate or an adult beverage within the Enchanted experience.
Winter Glow is an immersive nighttime that will take over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays. As the days shorten and darken the park will celebrate light as a giver of warmth and a source of beauty.