You are invited to explore the fine art and great food at the Arts in Ada Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm. Over 90 artists and artisans, including my own work, will be displayed on the beautiful tree-lined Bronson Street in Ada, Michigan. This year I’m excited to also participate as a judge for the art competition. Visit adaarts.org to learn more.
The 23rd Annual Arts in Ada Festival is now accepting applications for this year’s juried art exhibition on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over 90 artists and artisans will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts on the beautiful tree-lined Bronson Street in Ada, MI.
NEW! $1,200 IN CASH PRIZES! This year I will join the Ada Arts Council as a special guest Juror, and together we will award the top three fine art artists and the top craftsperson during the Arts in Ada celebration.
Cash awards are as follows:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $150
Best in Show: $250
APPLY TODAY! All visual art mediums will be considered, including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics, mixed media and fine crafts. For more information, or to apply visit: adaarts.org. Applications are due on or before May 1, 2017.
The Scarlet Cord Collection with Night Cries and The Scarlet Web will be unveiled at Grand Valley State University. The evening will include a presentation by artist and facilitator Pamela Alderman and an opportunity for the visitors to co-create with the interactive healing installation.
GVSU EXHIBIT AND PRESENTATION
The Scarlet Cord: Healing for Sex-trafficked Children
Grand Valley State University – Frederick Meijer Honors College
Exhibit: April 3 to 7, 2017
Presentation: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm
Frederik Meijer Honors College (multi-purpose room)
4046 Calder Dr.
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Sponsored by Frederick Meijer Honors College, GVSU Women’s Center and Eyes Wide Open.
The Scarlet Cord Collection: Night Cries
It is difficult to ignore a baby’s cry that pierces the nighttime. Every new parent desperately needs sleep, but the baby’s cry, in the dead of night, tugs at hearts and demands a response.
Like the baby’s cry, the tears and groans of the victims of sex crimes at The Scarlet Cord exhibits tugged at my heart and forced me to respond. The new painting series, Night Cries, is my creative reaction to the history of pain and devastation experienced by many who visited The Scarlet Cord.
For Night Cries, voice actors recorded actual sentences from the victims I encountered. Then a videographer turned the recordings into audio sound waves. A collection of abstract paintings have been interpreted from audio sound waves.
Though it may take a lifetime to heal from the physical, mental, and emotional wounds of the victims of sex crimes, healing is possible. Like loving parents responding to a baby’s needs, a compassionate community can tenderly help these victims begin or continue their journey to wholeness and wellbeing. We can no longer ignore the cries of those enslaved in the sex industry. A collective response is needed to help end to trafficking.
See Pamela paint live with her hands. Don’t miss Live Coverage at the UICA on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UICA Members: $10
General Public: $25
Dress: 70’s Flair
Spring Luncheon at Calvin College, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
ArtPrize has opened surprising doors for artist Pamela Alderman. Over the past eight years, her interactive exhibits have touched thousands of visitors with the message of hope and healing. Pamela creates unique exhibits that focus on the viewers and their needs. Every year visitors express appreciation for the sacred space to talk about their stories.
Alderman’s presentation will include an inside look of creating her 2016 ArtPrize installation called Color Me Orange—Color Me Kind where visitors tied 100,000 orange ribbons as a promise to be kind in addition to a live painting demonstration with her hands.
Spring luncheon and presentation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at noon
Calvin College Chapel Undercroft
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Call (616) 526-8777 or email email@example.com
Art has the unique potential to touch deep places within the human spirit. ArtPrize artist Pamela Alderman seeks just that: “to enter into the hearts of the wounded.” Her mission that focuses on the viewers and their needs through interactive art is unique and compelling. Dozens of stories have been captured within her healing spaces as people identify their struggles and release their hurts.
Alderman’s presentation will include highlights from her eight-year ArtPrize journey—where over 100,000 people have encountered art’s healing catalyst within her work—and a short video filmed in Phoenix during the 2015 Super Bowl at her sex trafficking art installation. By creating meaningful installations about challenging issues like cancer, autism, or sex trafficking, Alderman’s art invites transformation and hope.
Healing in Arts: A Pathway to Flourishing by ArtPrize artist Pamela Alderman
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12-1 PM
Free one-hour program
Calvin College Chapel
3201 Burton SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Don’t miss this great opportunity for fun and learning! Pamela will be teaching a middle school art class at the Grand Rapids Public Museum School. For this art-making adventure, students will be guided through the steps of creating an ArtPrize installation—including a mini ArtPrize exhibit for family and friends on the last day of class.
Grand Rapids Public Museum School
January 12, 2017 through April 20, 2017