The Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth,” featuring the work of Eugene artists Shelly Fredenberg and Christopher St. John. The exhibit, which is a collaboration between Fredenberg and St. John, opens with a public reception on Friday, February 22, from 6 – 8 pm. “Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth” is on view through Friday, March 22.
The exhibit includes ceramic pieces and ink drawings that explore different two-dimensional and three-dimensional expressions of form made possible through the use of animal imagery. All the artwork has been created specifically for the exhibit at the Art Center. One wall is dedicated to a large drawing installation of unframed, unmounted works on paper. Both artists, who believe in the “transformative potential of art to make the world a better place,” hope with their installation “to create a beautiful site of celebration and awe that praises the quiet voices of this earth.”