Dear Friends and Family,
I am excited to announce several new and exciting events and exhibitions featuring my Art.
It begins with the opening of The Church of Circus, a collective circus themed group show opening this Friday, August 5, 2011 at the old OutDoorGearExchange 152 Cherry St. Burlington, Vermont at 5pm.
The Church of Circus is a 'pop-up' group art exhibit installed temporarily in a huge retail space in down town Burlington. In a dizzying installation of sculpture, painting, photography and performance, these 10 Vermont Based Artists put their own spin on the Brechtian tradition of collaboration and audience participation as a vehicle to aesthetic experience. The Church of Circus preaches 'Art For All', creating an interactive lively and provocative atmosphere for all who enter.
For more information please visit our blog site at http://churchofcircus.tumblr.com
This show is going to be spectacular and I will have an installation inspired by vintage circus and burlesque titled "Thimbelina: Blow Off". If you are around Burlington for the month of August, this is an exhibit not to be missed.
Also not to be missed is a review by Amy Rahn for Art New England Magazine about my solo show The Tulle Did Her In at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont for their September-October, 2011 issue. The show is opening on September 23, 2011 and will feature my dresses from The Dress That Makes The Woman Project. We are also transforming a portion of the gallery in to my studio where I will be coming to work during the exhibit. For more information please visit http://helenday.com
In addition to the Art New England Review, I shall be featured in IMAGE Magazine for places to go and things to see related to Fashion and Art in Stowe, Vermont.
I am also apart of a group juried show at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT called Uncommon Threads opening this August. For more information please visit: http://www.studioplacearts.com/
The South End Arts District in Burlington, VT is also hosting the South End Art Hop on September 9-10th, 2011. Although my studio will not be open for viewing this year, I will be a part of STRUT the fashion show taking place on Saturday the 10th exhibiting 6 of my most recent designs.
This summer and fall have proven to be busy and fruitful and humbling. I would like to thank all of my friends and family for their continuous support and encouragement. I would also like to thank all the folks who have been following my Dress That Makes the Woman Blog (http://dressthatmakesthewoman.blogspot.com) as well as those who have supported my online art auctions benefitting two major disaster relief funds. Thank you.
I would also like to thank the Vermont Arts Council for recently granting me a Creation Grant for the following year supporting me in the preparation of a show at the Duxbury Art Museum and Complex in Duxbury, Massachusetts called Self/Fabricated. This show will open in September 2012 and will be up for several months.
In addition to the Duxbury show, I am also scheduled for the following 2012 exhibits:
TBA, G Gallery, Houston, Texas, November 2012
The 3rd Floor, Flynn Dog Gallery, Burlington, VT, summer 2012
And Finally, The Dress That Makes The Woman project is winding down. It is hard to believe that I am 3/4ths of the way done with the project. I am currently working on putting together a show called The Final Stitch, featuring a special reception on November 6th to celebrate the finale of The Dress That Makes The Woman. Please check my website for updates about where and when this will happen. www.wyliegarcia.com
With all of these marvelous events and happenings and publications I feel so grateful.
Happy August and I hope to see you at one of these events in the near future,