Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope, Into the Cosmos

Submitted by Debbie Hollis

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Client

Location: Shreveport, LA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Alan Dyson

Artist

Debbie Hollis

Public Art Agent

Katy Larsen

Agora Borealis

Overview

The Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope, Into the Cosmos exhibition featured a ticketed Preview Dinner & Artist Talks in the Rainforest Art Foundation Gallery on April 11, 2018. A closing reception was held Wednesday, May 2nd during the Downtown Artwalk. A $10 donation per family to the RAF was suggested. The focus of this year’s theme was growth and preservation, exploring the interconnectedness of the universe as well as a sustainable planet.

10% of ALL sales this year went to the Rainforest Art Foundation’s mission to increase appreciation of nature through the arts.

Goals

In celebration of Earth Day, Rainforest Art Foundation partnered with The Agora Borealis to present a gallery exhibition themed Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope and Into the Cosmos at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. This exhibit was one part of The Agora Borealis' 4th annual Textile & Art Show. The focus of this year’s theme was growth and preservation, exploring the interconnectedness of the universe as well as a sustainable planet. All artwork was of nature-inspired subject matter and/or made of natural or repurposed materials, and made by Northwest Louisiana artists.

Process

From LOLA Magazine: When it comes to the collaboration of some of the area’s most creative minds, the (Agora Borealis) annual Fashion Show is their most anticipated event of the year. The annual Fashion & Art Show may still be in its early years, but like most of (Katy) Larsen’s visions, it has transformed into a collective multi-layered experience with unstoppable momentum.

“I wanted to create an all-immersive experience where the viewers felt engaged and part of the excitement,” Larsen said. Complete with performers, custom lighting, a pop-up marketplace and most recently a fine art exhibition, the organizers of the show try to ensure guests are spellbound through the entirety of the three-hour event. An exclusive Preview Dinner will be hosted at the Marlene Yu Museum on Wednesday, April 11, from 6-8 p.m. Ticketed guests can expect talks from the top three artists, and a special announcement about the exhibition.

Additional Information

I was selected by jurors as one of the top three artists in this exhibit.