Earth | Life | Art Series
Connecting art with earth elements to deepen connection, understanding, and experience in life
The Earth Life Art Series combines artist residencies, exhibits, and community art making activities into themed programs suitable for presentation by a museum or community art center. Based on themes and an overall structure developed by fiber artist Janice King, each Earth Life Art project will reflect the unique opportunities for collaboration content that are relevant for the presenting venue and its community.
The residency is designed for a local art center or facility that will be open to and suitable for public programming throughout the one-week residency.
Art activity during the week will include a site-responsive installation artwork created by the artist and a community-created art project that will invite public participation. Both artworks will be created with fiber art materials and techniques. With a focus on fiber art, nature, and community participation, this project offers the potential of thoughtful engagement and new connections for the residency sponsor and the community.
Earth Life Art Themes
Rootedness: Art-Making to Deepen a Sense of Place [Earth Element: Land]. Inaugural project scheduled at Issaquah Highlands Blakely Hall, April 2-4, 2020; postponed indefinitely due to COVID 19.
Flow: Art-Making to Deepen Understanding of Life Experience [Earth Element: Water]
Horizon: Art-Making to Visualize Life’s Journey [Earth Element: Sky]
"My art and writing work is focused on encouraging others
to look for and create deeper connection with place.
I hope others learn to enjoy the direct experience a place offers
and the insights it can bring for understanding the journey and lessons of our lives."
About the Artist
Janice King is a fiber artist and writer who has long had a deep sense of place in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Her work encompasses art quilting, textile collage and art knitting, combining new with rescued or repurposed materials. For the artEAST community art center in Issaquah, Washington, Janice was an exhibit artist, curator, and community programming organizer for multiple shows. She also cofounded the Eastside Art Quilters group, is a long-time nature walk leader, and is author of the local walking guidebook, Eastside Seattle Walks.
To learn how you can bring an Earth Life Art project to your museum or art center, send an email to creabunda @ hotmail.com