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Gallery Night & Exhibition Opening: Shannah Warwick’s Curious Apothecary

Friday, June 7, 2024

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab

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Artist Remarks at 5:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public | No registration required, walk-ins welcome
Plus: Ice cream tasting with Dippity Do Dahs

Join us for an adult and family night out at the Kids Rockwell Art Lab! Enjoy tasty bites and drinks as you learn more about artist Shannah Warwick’s latest Art Lab takeover, The Curious Apothecary.  

Embrace the synergy of magic, creativity and nature! The Curious Apothecary integrates mixed-media materials and invokes the power of the imagination in a whimsical Art Lab takeover. The exhibition is infused with sensory projects and activities for young visitors to play and explore. Discover this enchanted world that weaves an alchemy of Artificial Intelligence (AI), botany, and art. Are you curious to explore?

Shannah Warwick’s Curious Apothecary is made possible by Mary Spurrier.


More stops on Downtown Corning Gallery Night

Visit at least 3 of the 4 participating locations, in any order, for a chance to win an artful prize! Submit your punch card at your final stop.

171 Cedar Arts Center
Houghton Gallery, 155 Cedar Street

Transparency: A Juried Exhibition of Regional Contemporary Glassmakers
On view: May 24 – July 12, 2024

ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery | 79 W. Market Street

Jess Humphrey Solo Show: Y(Our) Mixed Perceptions
On view: May 20 – June 21, 2024
Remarks: 6 p.m

Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery
Upstairs Gallery* | 24 E. Market Street
*Note: This location is only available by stairs

Locked In by Eliott Rose Houghtelling and Lukas Corwin Perry
This weekend only! 


 

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What Activities and Projects to Expect?   

  • Cave of Creativity – Crawl through and play in a spiral shell cave that houses a kaleidoscope, a spyglass, weaving and braiding activities, texture pads, a sound station, and a series of nooks, niches, doors and knobs to seek, open and explore.  
  • Magic Mandalas – Create your own tabletop mandala design using natural and synthetic materials. Visitors will be encouraged to incorporate symmetry, geometry and Fibonacci patterns into their designs.  
  • Scent Station – Amidst the sensory delights, this activity invites you to examine the aromas of the plants and herbs that populate the shelves around you.  
  • Guardians of Creativity – Transform a blob of clay into a magical Guardian of Creativity creature using googly eyes, markers, pipe cleaners, feathers and flowers.  
  • AI Poetry Station – Craft your own story using an assortment of words and emoji symbols inspired by an AI image. Generate the image by first playing a digital version of Mad Libs connected to the Guardians of Creativity on view. This station prompts reflection on the intersection of human ingenuity and machine intelligence, giving participants a glimpse into Warwick’s creative process.  
  • Rainbow Plant Mix-Up – Draw and create your own imaginary plant species by tracing botanical shapes, stems, flowers and elements inspired by plants that grow locally.  

In addition to these featured projects and activities, the book and block area, toddler project table, felt tree activity and puppet theater will remain in the space. There will also be a new magnetic puzzle, matching game and more to explore! 

About the Artist

Shannah Warwick

Shannah Warwick is a Fiber Artist and educator, specializing in needle felting, nunofelting and hand-dyeing techniques. What began as a small line of wearable art has blossomed into large-scale installations featured in galleries and museums. Inspired by emotions, street fashion, maximalist and eclectic collections, Shannah’s creativity knows no bounds. Her upbringing on a farm, experiences in large cities, and return to rural surroundings infuse her work with a unique perspective that challenges perceptions and encourages introspection. 

While Warwick’s art is thought-provoking and challenges societal norms, she also embraces her silly, wild side, tapping into her inner child to create pieces that bring laughter and joy. With intentionality at every step, from color and material choices to the incorporation of technology and AI, Warwick strives to leave her mark on the world through immersive installations that invite viewers to explore and connect with the worlds she creates, inspired by both light and dark aspects of life. 

Shannah Warwick’s Curious Apothecary is made possible by Mary Spurrier.  

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