Clothesline Musings | Art Inspired by the Clothesline

artist credit: Ekua Holmes

Clothesline Musings | Art Inspired by the Clothesline
March 7th – April 12th
Receptions:  Fri March 7th & April 4th | 5 pm-7 pm
Gallery Hours: 12pm – 6pm, Tues. – Sat.

Exhibition includes art, images, artifacts, and stories from the The Clothesline Muse. The exhibition showcases over 100 works of art from over 50 artists that explore historical and contemporary visual artists’ relationship to the Clothesline. Clothesline Musings | Art Inspired by The Clothesline includes artists Allan Freelon, Sr. (1895-1960), Earl Horter (1881-1940), Beverly McIver, Howardena Pindell, and Maya Freelon Asante, as well as artwork selected from a national call for artists. This multimedia, interactive exhibition is inspired by the grind and grace of domestic life. A diverse range of visual media is presented: fine art, photography, prints, sculptures, installations and digital art created by artists’ interpretations– literal, figurative, and abstract– of the clothesline, hand washing and line drying, clothesline games and memories, and the environmental impact of taking in the wash.

Clothesline Musings | Art inspired by the Clothesline will run in tandem with the premiere of The Clothesline Muse, a multi-disciplinary theatrical production that explores the clothesline as a metaphor of our community lifeline and its ties to our environment. The exhibition will also take a closer look at the set and stories behind The Clothesline Muse– showcasing archival images, artifacts from hand washing, visual projections and music from the production.