Tattered curtains blowing through the broken windows of yesteryear, forest musings, and intuitions spoken by Lake Michigan. These themes of a Door County childhood, and then coming of age, are presented in “Of Voice and Sky”, an exhibit and sale of jewelry and sculpture by Jodi Brey. The exhibit opens with a public reception at Woodwalk Gallery on Sunday, August 5 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Beth Chafey-Hon will respond to the exhibit with violin meditations. Appetizers and beverages will be served.
YOU are invited to be there!
From sculptural “woodland muses” to a dynamic collection of the bold jewelry that Brey is renowned for, “Of Voice and Sky” is the artist’s translation of the Door Peninsula and experiences beyond. While the exhibit is comprehensive in presenting her range of artistic explorations, it also quietly honors a coming of full-circle that could be summarized as “spread your wings and fly home”.
Brey presents this exhibit after a four year Door County artistic hiatus during which she pioneered an art-based economic development project in middle Tennessee; offered art therapy/trauma recovery work deep in the Sonoran Desert; and created a giant snow Buddha at North America’s largest yoga retreat center, in the Berkshire Mountains.
“I am so filled with gratitude for the opportunity to bring my life experiences into one project with complete creative abandon and support from friends, family, and Woodwalk Gallery,” says Brey. “The experience of creating a new body of work has been at once vulnerable and triumphant”.
Brey’s passion for community arts programming and collaboration has been reflected in a month-long residency project at Woodwalk entitled “The Legend Agenda”. In response to an installation at the gallery, community members answered the question “What is possible?” With input from local and national artists in a range of mediums, as well as workshop participants, the responses were woven into a poem. The poem was then interpreted in dance and in environmental sculpture. The resulting artwork is presented as part of Brey’s “Of Voice and Sky” exhibit.
“There’s an energy in this, it’s so wonderful how she’s created an energy” voiced one gallery patron.
Call 920-868-2912 for more information.