Inner State Gallery and Roula David are inviting all you bad ass ladies to check out a preview of a bad ass lady art exhibition. If you are into art- you should probably hit this up. If you think you're into art, but aren't really sure and are a bit intimidated by the whole thing, you should also check this out. If you're not really into art but want to see what some bad ass ladies are up to- you should also probably check this out! The event will include a panel at 7 PM- moderated by Kate Abbey-Lambertz [HuffPost Detroit] with panelists April Armand [Curator], Taylor White [Raleigh, NC based artist], and Bethany Shorb [Detroit based artist]. Light refreshments [ie wine and cheese] will be provided. Info on the exhibit: Glass, Cinder and Thorns - The all-women, fairy-tale inspired group exhibition debuting at 323East Gallery in 2009 made such a huge impact both locally and nationally, that we decided to bring it back! Inner State Gallery, 1xRUN, and Curator April Armand invite you to be a part of this wonderful show that will open in March 2015. We are asking each participating artist to complete 1-3 works based on their favorite fairy tale, bedtime story, or even a dream. Check out the curator’s statement below for more inspiration. Curator's Statement: As children, our parents often read us bedtime stories of little mermaids, sleeping beauties, and little red riding hoods. However, these seemingly innocent stories often had evil lurking within their pages. The more we age, the more we realize how wonderful being an innocent child can sometimes be. Losing ourselves in fantasies of white horses, magic, and dazzling princesses. What Disney failed to mention is that the mermaid dies, multiple suitors defiled sleeping beauty, and the wolf ate grandma. Horrible things happen everyday and we all sometimes wish for a place and time where life is simpler and better. We find ourselves yearning for the warmth of our childhood beds, the calming voice of our parents, and the journey back to that enchanted world. Yet we must remember that even in fairylands of beauty and glitter, evil things creep about in false glamours. It may be the evil witch living in the gingerbread house or a beautiful sea nymph singing you into your watery grave. I’d like the artists to interpret what fairy tales they most remember, or most cherish. Do they still have the same meaning to you now, after all these years? Has growing up given you a new outlook? Whatever feelings, thoughts, interpretations or emotions you have, embrace them and tell your own tale.
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