Thursday, September 6, 2012
at the Rocky Intertidal CoCreative Gallery
35850 Highway 101 in downtown Nehalem
(Above Art Happens)
16 artists (two of them men) entered work in the Sacred Yoni Show that opened August 9th in the Rocky Intertidal Co-creative Galley in Nehalem, Oregon. Two additional works came in mid-way through the show, including a large colorful rainbow yoni drawn by 2 young girls visiting the show.
These courageous and heartfelt works included sculptures (both stone & fabric blended with wood), a mosaic, photographs, collages, paintings (including finger painting), pastels, glass, crochet and fabric (a quilt and pillows). Photos of the show can be found on http://www.flickr.com/photos/qibender/sets/72157631067824664/
We estimate that 100 people of all ages came to the opening, marveling at the spirit of the art and enjoying food highlighted by locally grown vegetables artfully presented as a “Vaggie Tray.” Another 30 came to see the show over the ensuing month.
The process was a powerful one. Therapeutic, in many cases, it required some handholding and encouragement. One artist came in saying, “Is it too much?” and as we opened our mouths to marvel at it’s beauty, immediately said, “Is it not enough?” Our cultural mixed message in a nutshell.
We did the show because it is time to honor our vaginas – both on our own behalf and on behalf of our culture that has shunned this most central potent part of our femaleness. We ALL came from a yoni and 2012, as predicted, is turning out to be a powerful coming out of the divine feminine. We are proud to be a part of this process, particularly in the midst of the current political climate.
The Wrap Up will be the last chance to see the art in one place. Although some art has already sold, much is still available in varying price ranges. The evening will also include a chance for artists and viewers alike to speak of their experiences. Two new written pieces will be read by Sarah Archer and Lane deMoll.
For further information about this and future shows contact LeeAnn Neal and Kelly Benson of Rocky Intertidal CoCreative at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lane deMoll at 503-368-6294.