All Geared Up: Artwork that Moves!
January 2 through 18
Featuring the work of
Cecilia Schiller, Rachel (Olli) Johnson & Susan Wood
YOU’RE INVITED TO THESE EVENTS!
★ Opening Reception: Saturday, January 3, 1-4 PM
★ Free hands-on workshop with Cecilia Schiller, Wednesday, January 14, 6-8PM
★ Performance: Moonstruck, An Improbable Romance Written and performed by Rachel Johnson.
Friday, January 16, 7 PM with a reception to follow.
This exhibit presents three unique approaches to kinetic art. Cecilia Schiller creates colorful interactive mechanical sculptures from wood. Also called automata, these whimsical pieces have handcrafted gears and carved figures that are brought to life when you turn the crank. Her protégé Rachel (Olli) Johnson explores the possibilities of story telling through pop-up books and paper engineering and incorporates those ideas in a performance featuring scenes with interactive automata. Clock maker and blacksmith Susan Wood creates stunning sculptural wall pieces that are also precision timepieces.
Free hands-on workshop with Cecilia Schiller: January 14, 6-8PM
Cecilia will demonstrate how she goes about the gritty process of taking an idea and transforming it into a working prototype. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how cams, gears and linkages work.
Please RSVP with an email to Cecilia@ceciliaschiller.com to indicate your interest.
Performance: Moonstruck: An Improbable Romance
Written and performed by Rachel (Olli) Johnson, directed by Cecilia Schiller.
January 16, 7 PM with Reception to follow.
Maria Lou knows the moon is in love with her, but how does she tell the moon that this love is requited? Find the answer in this imaginarium of winding thoughts as a love correspondence with the moon unfolds through mechanical pictures, song, crank-able curiosities and story boxes.