CLOTHESLINE MUSINGS

Jamaican Laundress Ekua HolmesArtwork credit: Jamaican Laundress Ekua Holmes at Painted Bride Art Center

CLOTHESLINE†MUSINGS† – †ART†INSPIRED†BY†THE†CLOTHESLINE

Exhibition includes art, images, artifacts, and stories from the The Clothesline Muse PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Painted Bride Art Centers Gallery is the setting for an exhibition of more than 100 works that explore historical and contemporary visual artists’ relationship to the Clothesline. On view March 7 – April 12, 2014, Clothesline Musings | Art Inspired by The Clothesline includes artists Allan Freelon (1895-1960), Earl Horter (1881-1940), Beverly McIver, Howardena Pindell, and Maya Freelon Asante, as well as artwork selected from a national call for artists.

The Clothesline Muse at Painted Bride Art Center

DEBUTS†AT†THE†Painted Bride Art Center†ON†MARCH†7¨†2014

This multimedia, interactive exhibition is inspired by the grind and grace of domestic life. A diverse range of visual media is presented: fine art, photography, prints, sculptures, installations and digital art created by artists’ interpretations– literal, figurative, and abstract– of the clothesline, hand washing and line drying, clothesline games and memories, and the environmental impact of taking in the wash. Clothesline Musings | Art inspired by the Clothesline will run in tandem with thepremiere of The Clothesline Muse, a multi-disciplinary theatrical production that explores the clothesline as a metaphor of our community lifeline and its ties to our environment. The exhibition will also take a closer look at the set and stories behind The Clothesline Muse– showcasing archival images, artifacts from hand washing, visual projections and music from the production.

Clothesline Musings  | Art inspired by the Clothesline will run in tandem with the premiere of The Clothesline Muse, a multi-disciplinary theatrical production that explores the clothesline as a metaphor of our community lifeline and its ties to our environment. The exhibition will also take a closer look at the set and stories behind The Clothesline Muse– showcasing archival images, artifacts from hand washing, visual projections and music from the production.

Clothesline Musings | Art Inspired by The Clothesline Receptions: Fri March 7th & April 4th, 2014 | 5pm – 7pm More info on The Clothesline Muse performance: www.clotheslinemuse.com

The Painted Bride Art Center – 230 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 – 215.925.9914 – info@paintedbride.org

The Clothesline Muse at Painted Bride Art Center

Clothesline Musings  | Art inspired by the Clothesline

MEDIA CONTACTS: Elliette Johnson | 339-927-6724, info@clotheslinemuse.com. The Painted Bride Art Center, 215-925-9914

The Clothesline Muse

Clothesline Musings  | Art inspired by the Clothesline

The Clothesline Muse

Clothesline Musings  | Art inspired by the Clothesline

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