Wednesday, May 30, 2018

You Never Were Alone Gallery Art Exhibit in Bigfork

The June exhibit at the Edge Center in Bigfork brings a view of the world through the eyes and life’s experiences of Adam Swanson. With many visits to Antarctica, this artist can relate to environments unfamiliar to the average person, and gives us a different perspective on the world we share. As Adam describes this unique style “…my work addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger woven through societies". We hope that this exhibit titled, “You Never Were Alone” will leave a lasting impression that viewers can take with them. Come and see for yourself by visiting the  Bigfork Art Gallery that is attached to the Bigfork School from May 31 through June 30 during the regular hours of the gallery which are
Thursdays through Saturdays 10AM to 4PM each day.  There is no charge to see the exhibits.

The opening for Adam's exhibit (see photos at the end of this blog) was on June first with a nice turnout and we got a chance to visit with the artist. He shared a lot of time with the guests and talked about many of his projects including the "chalking" of Elephant Rock near Duluth, which he did one year that was a considerably larger effort than what was at the Edge. Adam says of that project, "The Elephant Rock project was an art happening in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in west Duluth.  I drew with sidewalk chalk and charcoal...the day after I made the drawing the Lincoln Park community had a small festival and community gathering around the rock. Folks came around and climbed on the rock, took photos and shared stories about the park's influence in their lives.  One thing I remember about the day was when a women, 96 years old shared her memories as a child climbing around on the same rock." Above photo by Don King."  

 “You Never Were Alone” gives the visitor a chance to view a style of art, in Adam’s words showing that, “… There is a deep relationship between art and science. The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.

Also from the artist's web site, " I am primarily a painter, though I have a strong interest in photography and film. I paint largely from photographs and videos I have taken. 
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That is a wonderful quality an artist, such as Adam can bring to art.  Life's experiences gives all of us a special "perspective" that few of us can put into or on to the arts. Some do it through paintings, some through sculpture, and some through performing arts.  But they all can "teach" us something about the world we live in and experiences we live. Here is that one artist has to say about the world through art. One that needs to be experienced to appreciate. 

What better time is there than see this beautiful exhibition than during the opening reception and get a chance to meet the artist about it? Why not come on June 1st at 5PM to 7PM? Refreshments will be served.