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  • The Shrine of Bare Bones with Heather van der Grinten, Amelia Harnas

    Saturday, May 12, 2018
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/12/2018 12:30 PM 05/12/2018 1:00 PM America/New_York The Shrine of Bare Bones with Heather van der Grinten, Amelia Harnas

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

    This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission. Refreshments will be available. Full schedule

    The Shrine of Bare Bones would be an artfully crafted series of invitations to celebrate the legacy of the Rockwell’s building. The shrine will manifest itself slowly over the course of Bare Bones Café, in contrast to the other leave-no-trace happenings of the program, allowing the question to surface: how do we as artists, curators, and citizens inhabit the civic spaces of yesteryear?

    The shrine begins with an invitation to the Rockwell to provide a table within the gallery and to place one “bone” as an initial offering. A bone, as in any skeleton, is a small piece that is part of a greater ensemble, and yet each bone provides a glimpse of the larger story. Each participating artist of Bare Bones Café contributes their own offerings from their artistic processes that led them to The Rockwell and Corning. Each addition allows visitors to gain a sense of the scope of things that have taken place, a way to honor the memory of the art that once was in the space and has moved on. By making an offering, by baring ours bones, we the artists of this temporal experience, leave artifacts to inspire the next generation.

    Amelia Harnas will present this project on behalf of artist Heather van der Grinten, discussing the evolution of the individual piece and the creative legacy within small communities like Corning. Artists who have participated in the Bare Bones Café are welcome to attend to add additional items to the shrine.

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar St. Corning, NY 14830

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

    This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission. Refreshments will be available. Full schedule

    The Shrine of Bare Bones would be an artfully crafted series of invitations to celebrate the legacy of the Rockwell’s building. The shrine will manifest itself slowly over the course of Bare Bones Café, in contrast to the other leave-no-trace happenings of the program, allowing the question to surface: how do we as artists, curators, and citizens inhabit the civic spaces of yesteryear?

    The shrine begins with an invitation to the Rockwell to provide a table within the gallery and to place one “bone” as an initial offering. A bone, as in any skeleton, is a small piece that is part of a greater ensemble, and yet each bone provides a glimpse of the larger story. Each participating artist of Bare Bones Café contributes their own offerings from their artistic processes that led them to The Rockwell and Corning. Each addition allows visitors to gain a sense of the scope of things that have taken place, a way to honor the memory of the art that once was in the space and has moved on. By making an offering, by baring ours bones, we the artists of this temporal experience, leave artifacts to inspire the next generation.

    Amelia Harnas will present this project on behalf of artist Heather van der Grinten, discussing the evolution of the individual piece and the creative legacy within small communities like Corning. Artists who have participated in the Bare Bones Café are welcome to attend to add additional items to the shrine.