THE FLORAL SHOW + WAR IS NOT HEALTHY FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER LIVING THINGS
OPENING: JULY 30 | 6 PM TO 9 PM CLOSING: AUGUST 20
Cottonwood Center for the Arts is proud to announce two new exhibits, The Floral Show and War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things.
With the widespread importance of flowers throughout the history of human cultures, it is understandable that all forms of art have involved flowers on some level. Floral works generally symbolize the romantic notion that the delights of this world are transitory and perishable. This topic encourages artists to explore the beauty, peace, transition, and impermanence associated with floral works.
The other exhibit, War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things, asked artists to delve into issues and themes of armed conflict, as well as the viewpoints of those who protest it. The title hails from a 1967 Mother’s Day peace card put out by Another Mother for Peace.
Upon jurying, we found that more than complimenting one another, the exhibits dovetail neatly, and will thus be displayed together. They were juried by local artist and curator Briget Heidmous. Over the last four years, Heidmous, 27, has worked at both IDEA Space at Colorado College and the Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is currently Assistant Curator at the IDEA Space. She has worked with such artists and performers as: Senga Nengudi, Maz Jobrani and Basim Magdy.