The new year is a time to set new intentions. Many people this year are participating in “What is Your Word for 2021” programs online and in social media, selecting a word that represents their purpose or aspiration for the coming year. Creative 360 is taking this one step further by asking the question “How do you creatively express your 2021 intention?”
“At Creative 360, we are all about providing opportunities for all people to experience, express, and expand their creativity,” remarked Executive Director, Laura Vosejpka. “We hope the process of creating art will help people to visualize their intention. After all, as Jackson Pollock once said, ‘Painting is self discovery. Every good artist paints who he is.’”
INTENTIONS: An Exhibition of Purpose and Desires will open on Friday, February 19, 2021 in the Creative 360 Gallery at 1517 Bayliss Street. Anyone of any age or ability can submit visual or written art for this exhibit. The key rules are that your art must be original and in some way be representative of your intention for 2021.
“While we certainly want entries from our regional arts community, we are hoping that this gallery show also provides a special opportunity for those who have never had a chance to see their work as part of a show,” said Colleen Reed, Creative 360’s Program Director and Curator. “The pandemic has given people a chance to renew forgotten skills and to try new, creative avenues – our exhibit allows both new and experienced artists to share their work with our community. We also want the many talented young artists in our community who have created beautiful work to it share it with us.”
“We are excited to see how each artist interprets their intention,” Reed added. “The creative process can lead artists in new and interesting directions and we hope that some will take this opportunity to experiment with new media and materials. We are accepting 2D and 3D art as well as written work. Unfortunately, with the current pandemic safety concerns, we are not able to open this show to performance entries.”
While there is no formal competition associated with this exhibit, there will be People’s Choice Awards. The winning works will be incorporated into the Creative 360/Midland Area Community Foundation Community Mural Project, a 120 foot mural on the Bayliss Street site, which will break ground this spring.