The "Alternet" as part of "Artists in the Archives: A Collection of Card-Catalogs" is on display at Asheville BookWorks in Asheville, NC August through September. Carla Rae Johnson, who organized both projects, will be presenting at the opening reception tonight from 6-8pm.
Artists in the Archives:
A Collection of Card Catalogs
Field Gallery at the Field Library
4 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
November 23,2013 – January 31,2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23 12-4pm
Three artists, working separately, transform library card catalogs into an art form. Each artist envisions the catalogs’ potential in a different way.
Book Marks by Barbara Page: One artist; one card catalog.
The Alternet by Carla Rae Johnson: over 70 artists; one card catalog. What does an artist do with a fifty drawer card catalog? Artist Carla Rae Johnson has filled one with over fourteen thousand works of art! More than seventy artists participated in The Alternet, creating three hundred drawings, photos, collages, or writings on three inch by five inch cards. Browse through The Alternet card catalog and make amazing discoveries in every drawer. It’s like Facebook for your fingers! www.facebook.com/thealternet
The Call to Everyone by JoAnne Wilcox: Everyone, even YOU: one card catalog.
For more information contact Alicia Morgan, Field Gallery Curator at 914-862-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping that the traditional "salonistas" of Peekskill's Artist District will attend. Also, would love to have former and current WCC drawing students attend. Would be so great to have your input for this program!
Carla Rae Johnson: Panel Moderator at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
PEEKSKILL PROJECT V: Performances & Artist Panel
At 3:30, artists Genevieve White and Anya Liftig will each perform a short theatrical work in the museum, ‘Sumo Walk’ and ‘Yesterday is Tomorrow’ respectively. They will join video artists Sean Carroll and Irina Arnaut, who showed in April's PPV Video series, for a panel discussion at 4:30, which focuses on how the artists construct narratives through media or in real time interactions with their audience. Panel is moderated by Peekskill-based artist, Carla Rae Johnson. Light reception in between the performances and the panel.
July 14, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Free with museum admission
- See more at: http://www.hvcca.org/ai1ec_event/hvcca-video-room-performance-artist-panel/?instance_id=230#sthash.KbM2wdKl.dpuf
Participants in The “Alternet”
Most who participated in the “Alternet” created 300 or more cards for the drawers of the card-catalog. Some collaborated in pairs or a group to produce 300 cards. All in all, over 15,000 one-of-a-kind works of art and writing are collected in the “Alternet’s” cabinet!
Gulgun Aliriza, Gus Angelos, Luisa Baptista, Lisa Breznak, Anne Bruce, Dina Burstyn, The Cathouse Associates (Dana DeVito, Marcy B. Freedman and Carla Rae Johnson), Julie Chase, Regina Clarkin /Ellen McKloskey, Judy Collischan, Ada Cruz, Maria Epes, Linda Jean Fisher, Lynn Gall, Janet Goldner, Carol Hamoy, Phil Hopper, Stephen Jacoby, Claudia Jacques, Carla Rae Johnson, Barbara Lipp, Charles McGill, Brooke Maher, Susan Newman (with Amy Adams, Della Cohen, Helene Ebenstein, Bill Miller, Lynn Rakos, and Carole Turbin) Laura Nickerson, Liza Renia Papi, Brenda Patterson, Cristina Ramos-Payne, Marina Payne, Francine Perlman, Lise Prown/Curt Belshe, Sheilah Rechtschaffer, Maija Reed, Jacqueline Rivera, Olivia Roath (with Keirsten Johnson-Roath, Anna Bauze, Elizabeth Parker, and students at Plainfield H.S. in Indiana), Susan Roecker, Elsie Sampson, Jose Santos, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Elizabeth Schwerd, Ann Shapiro, Rhonda Shary/Sylvie Creekmore, Norman Sisson, Laurie Steinhorst, Matt Van Asselt, Sharon Vatsky (with Willie Marlowe, Pearl Rosen Golden,* Liza Renia Papi, Susan Grabel, Liz Celotto, Susan Newmark, CJ Lori, Cindy Michael, Joan Walden, Kitty Winslow), Tony Volpe, Linda Winters, Carol Wax, Lana Yu
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The "Alternet" goes on the road! With the "Alternet" are "Call to Everyone" a cell-phone photo interactive collection organized by JoAnne Wilcox, and "BookMarks" a collection of personal reflections on books read by Barbara Page. "Artists in the Arcives" will be traveling to libraries in the Northeast for two or three years. We hope you can come to see an amazing collection of cards that honor creativity, collective knowledge and vision. We will keep you posted on where and when you can visit the exhibition. Carla Rae Johnson, "Alternet" Librarian