In this time of year when art galleries throughout are mounting group exhibits with the intent of enticing buyers with an array of small, gift worthy artworks, we at kork, Poughkeepsie's most sincerely avant project space for art, are bringing together our own cadre of artists - and we're not trying to sell you anything.
Rather, we'll be sharing a little time with the art loving public; a month, to be exact.
Advent brings together 31 artists to count down the final month of 2009. In the manner of that desktop stalwart, the page-a-day calender, each day of December will be represented by an artwork accompanied by a phrase, quote or definition (inspirational or not) of the artist's choosing or contrivance.
The project will exist in physical form at the kork Gallery/Project Space in Poughkeepsie, NY and as a virtual calendar in the form of a daily email featuring a different artist's contribution for the entire month of December.
Advent is our gift to the art loving public in this season of getting.
It's the pure pleasure of passing time, one artist, one day at a time.
The public is invited to sign up to receive the month of daily emails, sign up using the form in the sidebar.
We will not sell your email address or any other such pernicious thing. We will not spam you or send you any emails other than the advent emails and your address will be deleted from our list at the conclusion of the project unless you opt in to receive future kork emails.
We will not resend advent emails after their corresponding day, so if you'd like to receive a the full set, sign up on or before Nov. 30, 2009.
Participating artists are: Daniel Berlin, Zachary Harper, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Matthew Slaats, James Westwater, Peter Iannarelli,Thundercut, Martin Bromirski, Joseph Liebhart, Theresa Gooby, Gregory Marvin Reynolds, Kirsten Kucer, Marc Willhite, Karlos Carcamo, Alisha Kerlin, Lisa Townley, Sara Wolfe, Carl Van Brunt, Jim White, Jill Reynolds, Bridget Mullen, Robert Lomblad, Steve Rossi, Peter Acheson, Elia Gurna, Mark Creegan, Mark Delura, Itziar Barrio, Angelika Rinnhofer, Sharon Butler, Christopher Patch.