Charcoal Workshop with Erica Daborn, “From Blake to Bugs: Finding Balance in the Midst of Chaos” Special Lecture, Meet the Artist
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MCALLEN, TX, – Erica Daborn, internationally acclaimed artist and muralist, will return to the International Museum of Art & Science the weekend of October 11-13 for a charcoal workshop, artist lecture, and meet and greet at the museum.
Daborn will lead an adult art class for intermediate artists age 16 and up on Friday, October 11, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Ann Moore Art Studio. Inspired by her charcoal murals, participants will create a large-scale drawing with different types of charcoal. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. The workshop fee is $12 and an IMAS member discount is available.
On Saturday, October 12, Daborn will give an artist lecture entitled “From Blake to Bugs: Finding Balance in the Midst of Chaos”. Daborn will take the audience through the ten years she spent making the murals for Dialogues with Mother Earth. The lecture is included with general admission.
Visitors have a final opportunity to meet the artist on Sunday, October 13, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Clark Family Gallery where Dialogues with Mother Earth is on exhibit. Visit the gallery to meet with Daborn and learn more about her figurative works. Admission to the IMAS is free on Sundays and there will be no extra charge for this special event.
The ten large-scale murals by Erica Daborn are on exhibit at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) through January 5, 2020. This exhibition has been welcomed by the community as enlightenment piece that is also a social commentary on climate change.
Daborn’s large-scale charcoal drawings provoke reflection on the relationship between our 21st century societal values and the ways in which they have contributed to the degradation of our environment. The artist states, “It is aimed specifically towards young people, as they are the ones about to inherit a global disaster.”
The murals explore, in a non-alarmist, story-book manner, those aspects of contemporary living that have impacted the environment including consumerism, depletion of natural resources, the effects of the meat industry, disposable plastics, genetic modification, etc.
Dialogues with Mother Earth was organized through the generous support of the The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Corporation of Yaddo and The New York Foundation for the Arts, Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
Dialogues with Mother Earth: The Murals will be on display through January 5, 2020. Admission is free for IMAS members and included with the price of regular admission for the exhibit and accompanying events.