Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents The Bag Project

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents The Bag ProjectBailey Contemporary Arts is proud to present a provocative new exhibit, The Bag Project, curated by Janet Gold, Deborah Gregg and Andrea Huffman, a.k.a. 6 Hands Collaborative. The exhibit will feature an array of artistic interpretations about bags.

"The description of the events says 'On a bag, in a bag, from a bag, about a bag, metaphors about bags and baggage. Shopping bags, handbags, trash bags; paper, plastic, cloth, vinyl...that is the essence of The Bag Project," explains Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA's gallery curator. "6 Hands Collaborative curated a similar concept with The Box Project, so I am looking forward to seeing what unfolds when these artists explore the many meanings of the bags in our lives."

Featured artists include Cindy Bartosek, Mimi Botscheller, Blima Efraim, Janet Gold, Deborah Gregg, Michael Gregg, Andrea Huffman, Josephine Jones, Dorothy Krause, Eydi Lampasona, Ingrid Andresen Linfors, Isabel Perez, Judy Polstra, Simone Spade and Jen Walls.

6 Hands Collaborative will also exhibit their own bag interpretative collection, using their unique format of art making; 6 hands working together, in the same piece, at the same time, thus melding three distinct artistic viewpoints into a new collective vision. Their exploration of collaboration, in many forms, addresses the artists psyche and thought development during the art making process, ultimately changing the art and artist.

"I am excited to see all of the artists' interpretations; however, I am especially intrigued by what the 6 Hands Collaborative will present," said Jody Leshinsky, cultural executive director, who invited the Collaborative to curate the show. "There is something so energizing when artists join forces to produce a new work. Bags are emblematic of so many aspects of our lifestyle from high end designer purses to how we store our trash, yet that does not even touch on the emotional and psychological facets of baggage. This is sure to be an intriguing exhibit!"

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. For more information call 954-284-0141.

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The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration. Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1932, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer's Bank building next door), and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.

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