|Image by Katherine Hagen|
The last part of 2016 brought the invitation to participate in the Cherry Bounce Show over at the William King Museum of Art in Abindgon, Virginia. A comprehensive blog entry on the exhibit and the art is here. In short it's an exhibition of 55 artists who explored the art of the campaign poster for each U.S. presidential contest. The exhibition is dense, overwhelming, and delicious. Many of the Appalachian region-based artists invited aren't even politically motivated (like myself). The guest curator, politcal science professor Eric Drummond Smith did one hell of a job compiling info and making it available for the artists (see the above Cherry Bounce website). The exhibition is on display through the end of January 2017.
Back in the fall of 2016 Callie Hietala, Director of Exhibitions at William King telephoned me to pick my brain a bit about how my Cherry Bounce artwork came to be. We talked about how I came up with a work of art celebrating the 1808 presidential election that ultimately ended up with James Madison's first term as the POTUS. And then she put our conversation on the radio. How cool is that?
Here's the interview via WEHC 90.7's Art Speaks with Callie.