Artist Reception & Talk with Ellen Hanauer

Join us for a reception of fiber artist Ellen Hanauer's remarkable exhibition, Transform. Transform explores the human condition of falling down and finding a way back to self. The reception will begin at 11am and the artist talk will begin at 2pm.

From Ellen Hanauer:

"There are times in our lives when the floor drops unexpectedly from under our feet and propels us on a dark journey. This human condition of loss often feels surreal and affects each of us in profound and unexpected ways.

This is a painful process, as we descend into denial, anger, negotiation and despair. We find ourselves adrift, our compasses malfunction, and we are left disoriented and despondent. Finally, there is acquiescence, the inflection point where healing commences.

This exhibit is an emotional recollection of my own transformation. I have chosen to use fiber as my medium, as it brings a nonthreatening quality to this provocative and sometimes uncomfortable subject. Emerging from the darkness has helped me to see possibilities that can only be discovered through the path of deconstruction and reconstruction."