Welcome to our Fall Workshop with Michelle Bowen!
When: Saturday November 14th 10 - 4pm
Where: Delmar Presbyterian Church 585 Delaware Ave. Delmar, NY
Please note: we will be having an in-person workshop this year. Due to social distancing protocols we are limiting participation to 12 people. Having to limit attendance this year the participation fees will be nonrefundable. Thank you for understanding. Workshops are open to non-members.
Step 2: Payment
Pay by Check
Mail check made out to Bethlehem Art Association and a copy of your registration form to: Jacqueline Smith 8 Clemont St. Albany NY 12203
*Please still submit your form online AND print a copy to mail in with your check*
About Our Facilitator
"When viewers 'read' my work, they are forced to build a new relationship with language, and they are also forced to admit its vulnerabilities... an important step towards change."
- Michelle Bowen
Artist Michelle Bowen's work takes a critical view of social constructs often perceived as absolute and fixed. Convinced that these perceptions keep humanity stagnant, her current project, Huelitic Code, exposes the vulnerabilities and limitations of humanity’s most significant construct, language.
"I first conceived of the Huelitic Code in 2004 after watching the news of yet another terrorist attack perpetrated in the name of God. The use of the word 'God' in this manner triggered in me an intense passion for disrupting how we perceive language -- and in the end -- each other. Whether it's about religion, race, gender, political affiliation, etc., the time has come to see words through the Huelitic Code prism in an effort to evoke genuine social change."
By changing each letter of the English alphabet to color (i.e., 26 unique colored rectangles), Bowen's work provokes a look beyond the ‘four walls’ of language and its perceived fundamental nature. The resulting content conveys something common yet unique, familiar yet foreign; thus, confounding the original text, and calling into question assumptions about meaning, certainty, identity and truth.
Read more about her work and process