Friday, October 7, 2011

CIRCLE OF LIFE CELEBRATED @ AVAM

ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma

AVAM All Things Round

Detail: Flustered Rustics by J.J. Cromer, 2007

WHEN: October 7, 2011 – September 2, 2012
WHERE:  American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

The American Visionary Art Museum's seventeenth annual, thematic mega-exhibition ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma is a celebration and call to awareness of the circular and voluptuous nature of life. From the micro-atomic spin of electrons encircling a nucleus, to the macro orbit of planets rounding our sun, ALL THINGS ROUND delights in the curves, spirals, orbs and bubbles of full-bodied beauty that playfully manifest throughout art, science and beyond.

This wholly original art exhibition features the exuberant works of 70+ inspired, intuitive artists including Scott Weaver's 100,000 toothpick wonder, "Rolling Through The Bay;" Adolf Wölfli's intricate mandala-like works; spherical sculptures of artists who are sight-impaired; and the micro dot sock-thread embroideries of Ray Materson. Don't miss Frank Warren's all-time best true karmic "PostSecrets;" the 3-D sacred yarn paintings of the Huichol Indians; and a cosmic tribute to cyclical notions of time—including an exploration into the fast-approaching 2012 Winter Solstice "end" of the Mayan Calendar!

Co-curated by Museum Founder & Director Rebecca Hoffberger and Mary Ellen 'Dolly' Vehlow—award-winning graphic designer & founder/sponsor of Washington, D.C.'s H Street Festival, ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma is a lively circle dance with its visitors of all ages at its center!