SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Catherine Sopow, better known as ‘Kitty’, is originally from St. Louis, MO, but relocated to Sitka, AK, in 2012. Art is therapy for Kitty. Painting bright oranges, yellows and reds invokes the joy of those seemingly rare 70 degree sunny, summer days, bringing in light during the darkest time of the year. This series is done on reclaimed wood found on the side of the road. The acrylic paint was purchased second hand from her favorite local thrift store.
A special thanks to Kitty, Tachi Sopow, Denise DenHerder and all of Sitka Community Hospital’s brilliant staff for partnering in this exhibition. For more information on Kitty’s collection email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARAH LAWRIE @ WILLIAM STORTZ GALLERY [CITY HALL]
‘EMOTIONAL OBJECTS’: A COLLECTION OF NEW WORKS ON PAPER
This series of drawings was inspired by the arrival of my daughter, Stevie. Three years ago I experienced the profundity of childbirth, and along with the arrival of this little person appeared a bunch of….stuff.
The objects selected captured my attention for a variety of reasons; their strangeness, nostalgia, innocence and practicality.
As Stevie grew, I began to draw characters she had interacted with, but as seen through adult eyes. With this work, I explore the idea that objects are more than physical and are inherently emotional. We are emotional creatures, and our emotions can involuntarily attach themselves to all sorts of things.
Human relationships to objects are long-running and deep; when you repeatedly touch something it can become an extension of yourself.
This work examines the mediating role of inanimate objects in the emotional life of human beings. I have become fascinated by the ways an individual personality is defined through objects and their use in the domestic space, as well as the ways in which objects are experienced by people.
Each image is offered in a run of only five prints.
Images are archival ink printed on mulberry paper and come with hanging hardware.
A special thanks to Sarah Lawrie, Norm Campbell and the City of Sitka for partnering in this exhibition. For more information on Sarah’s collection please email email@example.com
TRACY SYLVESTER @ SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
TANZANIA BY LIONE CLARE
ART SHOW FEATURING TRACY SYLVESTER
AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY PAMELA ASH
SITKANS BY MICHAEL HICKS
TO COME UNDONE BY CARA JANE MURRAY