With over 30 exhibitions a year, there is always new art to see.
EXHIBITIONS OCTOBER 2 - 30
Cut From The Same Cloth is a group exhibition by artists Monir Madkour, Pamela Simard, Diego Loya, Li Jiayia, and Sydni Gause. The artists met in Graduate School at Alfred University while they all worked towards their MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies. They currently collaborate on individual works as well as group projects and are thrilled to bring a group show to Panama City, FL.
This exhibition is about material-based studies and the relationship each artist has with their culture, personal growth, and identity. While we work similarly to one another, each work is diverse in the way it was constructed, conceptualized, and installed.
Each artist seeks to share from their unique experiences both as individuals, and a collective. We would like to ask viewers to spend time with the works, asking questions about materials and what they may signify based on the written information we’ve shared.
CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH
A COLLECTIVE INSTALLATION
Madkour’s work is about Palestinian refugees and the loss of ones’ cultural identity.
Simard’s fiber-based works challenge the relationship between cloth and the body, while Loya’s sculptures dig deeper into the fabric of cultural symbolism as it relates to his Mexican heritage.
Jiayi’s work includes materials like laundry lint, domestic objects, and hair to make connections between her familial relationships, home, and cultural identity.
Gause’s work focuses on her relationship to nature as she works primarily with natural dye botanicals grown and nurtured in her home garden.
"Our goal is for the audience to walk away from the show embracing what makes them
distinctively themselves. While we’re all similar, we’re incredibly beautiful in the way that
makes us different from one another. We love that about our work, our collective, and we seek to share that inclusive based energy with you."
CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH
Local artist Katherine Voorhis will have her paintings featured in the Cafe.
Born in England and then raised in Canada and California, her occupation eventually brought Katherine to Panama City. She has been doing art for 25 years, helping her mother with an art class is what helped her take an interest in the craft of painting.
Katherine came into her style of art from many lessons and workshops with multiple artists.
HAUNTED HIGBY GALLERY
The Haunted Higby gallery, a family-friendly immersive walkthrough experience titled, “The Spider Cavern,” is a continuation of last year’s story of the Raven Queen, featuring one of her creepy pets, Iktomi, the Arachnid of the Ravenwood Forest.
Visitors will be able to explore the Spider Cavern and uncover surreal artwork by 3D chalk artists, Chris Carlson and Nate Baranowski.
THE RAVENWOOD FOREST: SPIDER CAVERN
Carol Mitchell - November - Main Gallery
Megan Mueller - November - Miller Gallery
Square Pegs Student's Work - November - Café Gallery