The LAVISH! installation sculpture by Zoé Strecker is a long-term project that features community-embroidered images of natural communities and organisms in the forests on Pine Mountain in the southeastern Kentucky. Stitched by volunteer embroiderers from across the country, the printed silk organza panels, hang within a circular, bent wood structure (22’ diameter by 10’ 4” high). This exhibition engages sight, sound, and smell and includes an active embroidery studio as well as a side exhibition titled “Inspired by Wild Places,” featuring the work of selected members of the Pine Mountain Collective: Rebecca Allan, Vallorie Henderson, Erika Strecker and Sara Turner.
February 23-April 2, 2018 | Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | Lexington, KY
Wild Things: Selected Artists from the Pine Mountain Sessions
March 23, 2018 | 7-8:30pm | Carrick Theater,Transylvania University | Free Event (Facebook Event Details)
Kentucky musicians Daniel Martin Moore and Julia Purcell will perform original works, and poet and novelist Mary Ann Taylor-Hall will give a reading. Additionally, Rebecca Allan will give a short gallery talk in Morlan followed by a reception.