Unit 115: Art for the Ocean Exhibition

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Unit 155: ART FOR THE OCEAN EXHIBITION  Kingston Art Council Unit 115 presents: Art for the Ocean NEW fibre works and paintings by Danielle Folkerts December 3rd, 2019 to January 30th, 2020 Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Open Reception: TBA Closed for the Holidays. **  Free admission  ART FOR THE OCEAN As an active diver and visual artist, my current ongoing series ART FOR THE OCEAN, has developed into a passion driven research project. It an artistic initiative, aiming to learn more about the critical role coral reefs play in our world, understanding the threats they face, while documenting their stages of health, devastation, and recovery, and the organizations who are on the front-lines making a difference. ART FOR THE OCEAN is a platform to create awareness and promote change and action through art. In the studio, my process for creating each coral is quite diligent.

I use watercolours, acrylics and pastels as quick and expressive methods to document coral landscapes – both from personal memories and photographs. I love corals for being so diverse and exotic, and unlike anything above the surface. I interpret my ideas through overlapping layers, lines and marks – capturing a truly abstract and surreal subject matter. Meanwhile, my unique textile installations accurately reflect the tactile and fragile nature of corals. I hand-sculpt and felt wool, and incorporate intricate weaving and latching techniques into my work. I love to slowly build up each structure, like a growing reef, as I integrate thoughtfully collected and locally sourced, hand-dyed natural fibres and wool. This series means so much to me, and I am thrilled to share it with you.  During this exhibition you will: - View new fibre works, paintings, and photographs by Danielle Folkerts - Discover interesting facts about coral reefs and ocean conservation  - Better understand how climate change effects our oceans - Learn how YOU can make an impact - Meet the organizations who are directly supporting the survival and recovery of our oceans  A portion of each sale goes directly to organizations supporting ocean conservation.
Kingston Art Council 370 King Street West, Unit 115, Kingston, ON The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region’s primary resource for arts information and support. Through communications, programming, and advocacy, the KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and supports artistic growth and engagement for arts organizations and artists at all levels of their careers. LEARN MORE: INSTAGRAM: @thetravellingartisan 

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