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mycelium rising
submit your art to Underbrush: Mycelium Rising by Oct 22, 2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Malaspina Art Society is happy to announce our autumn 2020 group art Virtual Group Art show titled ‘Underbrush: Mycelium Rising’

We are inviting all artists in the qathet region to submit new work produced within the last 2 years in any medium that reflects our theme as developed by Giovanni Spezzacatena. Here is a very recent link to a Zoom Discussion with lots of film clips from the feature film Fantastic Fungi to get your creative juices flowing (scroll the timeline to see the film clips).

APPLY BY FILLING OUT THE ONLINE FORM BELOW.

**Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae or shiro. The word mycelium literally means “more than one”, and refers to the thread-like body of a fungus; it is the main part of the fungus. The mushrooms that we eat are actually just a small visible part of the organism – the fruiting bodies, like the apple off a tree: the tree, leaves, bark, and extensive root system give birth to the visible fruit.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycelium

FAQ’S

  • What:  “Underbrush: Mycelium Rising” is a Group Art Exhibition based on the concept and cultural manifestation of Mycelium – and their fruiting bodies: mushrooms. While open to interpretation, the title of the show encourages a point of view that focuses beyond simply representing mushrooms, but into the function and form of mycelium (and mushrooms) also as a metaphor for social issues. Any medium will be accepted (photography, painting/illustration, collage, sculpture/ ceramics, fibre-based work, video, animation, interactive work, sound pieces, installation, written works, etc.)As for the title, the ‘Mycelium Rising’ part of the title is in reference to this famous mushroom book by Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running.
  • Where: Online through www.artpowellriver.com and associated social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts – see side panel for links)
  • Why: To encourage local and non-local artists to produce work in chosen media, on our given theme, and to provide a catalyst for interesting work that may be political in nature (think ‘grassroots’).
  • Who: Local qathet regional artists, including emerging artists and craftspeople.
  • When: Show will open in early November 2020 online at http://www.artpowellriver.com
  • HOW? Apply below: Deadline Oct 22, 2020 – fill out the form below and/or email this info to giovanni@rabideye.com

Once you have sent the form information in please prepare a digital representation of your work (file size between 300KB-1MB) to email giovanni@rabideye.com with your name.

MAS News

 

Congratulations to our Summer Group Show winners, chosen randomly under supervision of the plein air group at Brew Bay Friday June 26, 2020 by Lorna Downie. 

Art Under Lockdown category

  • Ursula Medley – $50 Opus Art Supplies gift certificate
  • Amy Price – gift pack of sketchbooks and pencils
InterTidal Category 
  • Steve Grover – $50 Opus Art Supplies gift certificate
  • Meghan Hildebrand – gift pack of sketchbooks and pencils

The two galleries are permanently viewable through our Exhibitions menu or click here. You may leave or read comments at the bottom of each painting in the galleries.


Click above to visit the ‘what the plus’ web site

A reminder that the What the Plus + group art exhibition is ongoing at The Art Centre – Powell River Public Art Gallery above the library open Tues, Thurs and Sat 12-5pm until July 25th – take advantage of a live art exhibition and also an online component at www.whattheplus.ca with a special online live discussion and q&A called Theyday on Friday July 17th at 7pm through whattheplus.ca with local authors andrea bennett and Nola Poirier. More info here.