Curiouser & Curiouser: The Artwork of James Christensen, Cassandra Barney, Emily McPhie & Family
December 11, 2013 - April 6, 2014
Please join us Wednesday, March 12 @ 7pm for a Family Panel with the artists!
Discover how innovative explorations have created a family culture of curiosity and wonder...
James C. Christensen is a beloved artist of fantastical and imaginative images. His work is shown throughout the region and country. This exhibition celebrates the manner in which his innovative explorations have influenced the art of this children and grandchildren, creating a legacy of wonder. Samplings of storytelling, faith, playfulness, and even catharsis combine to showcase each family member's fantastical approach to art-making. The exhibition explores and celebrates the creative synergy that is developed in such a family of artists, where a culture of curiosity, exploration and pushing the limits of the imagination are fostered.
SMA programming includes an exhibition opening to mingle with the artists and their families, Community & Family Night - an evening of creative interaction between the artists and children, educational materials including pre-visit packets for school-age children and interested visitors, storytelling, curiosity cabinets, an interactive "Sensory Dispensary" section - engaging children and families in hands-on activities, an artist panel discussion - where budding artists and community members can discover how the Christensen family has built a legacy of creativity and a way of "living with art," - and gallery strolls, assorted tours for youth groups, families and seniors, and all interested public.
Emily McPhie; Once Upon a Time (aka "Storyteller")
© James C. Christensen, courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop®, Inc.; Protector©
December 11, 7-8:30pm, Opening Reception
February 3, 6-8pm, Community & Family Night
March 12, 7-8:30 pm, Christensen Family Panel