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Heritage Habitats show opens at Truax gallery

A new art show, Heritage Habitats, displaying works by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden will open in the Gallery at Truax on Monday, Oct. 9. The public is invited to an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with artists lecture at 5 p.m.


Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, Kites, Cairn, Grove, Heartwood and Roots are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.


Methods for creating these works involve appropriating imagery from our respective family albums then, framing ideas around the experience generated from remembering our past. The images we select are iconic in nature, typical of pictures that exist in all family photo albums. They reference concepts linked to blueprints of identity and help us to find our place in a larger historical picture. We value history and tradition as the staples of human life while acknowledging that representations of realities are altered by elapsed time and convoluted memories.


The show will continue through November 21.

Published September 27, 2017. Updated September 29, 2017.