The opening art reception for my solo fiber art show was so wonderful. The show featured work six months to a year in the making. My show, Her Manifest, Her Frequency, HerVibe, was was perfectly scheduled for Women’s History Month.
To further celebrate, I hosted a unique mindfulness art workshop two days after the grand reception which attracted one of the largest audiences at the venue.
And then it happened.
The pandemic arrived and my art show which took months to create and hours to install was suddenly cancelled. Within a week’s time, I had to remove all of my art due to the coronavirus pandemic. The venue closed and so did my show.
I was truly saddened but I know of countless other artists experiencing the same. I thought of all those Broadway shows cancelled, the strip darkened. All those art festivals cancelled. The entire world came to a close in one globally collective moment.
A big sigh, indeed.
Take a look at some “before” and “after” scenes of my HerVibe exhibition in this Uniondale, New York art gallery.
The New York Times explores various artists impacted by this sudden pandemic. Take a look here:
It Was Their Big Debut. Then a Pandemic Hit.
What are your thoughts ? Let me know below.
It’s been a moment since my last share with you. I have been taking care of mom. In previous posts I shared how she had become a quadraplegic. She eventually developed additional health complications which required my full attention. Such care for quadralegic–that’s paralysis of all limbs–does not come with a manual, thus, my absence from here.
But…thru it all, my devotion to my art continued. It’s ease of transport, my crochet needle and yarn, allowed me to engaged through the arduos journey of caring for mom which meant constant emergency room visits, appointments with specialists and long stays in rehab.
I am so pleased to share my artwork helped me to make it through this challenging period. All the work I created while in doctor’s offices and waiting rooms resulted in a spectacular solo art exhibition entitled “Tree-Mendous!”. I dedicated the show to my mother and as life would coincidentally have it, on the last day of the show, its closing, my mother, too, closed. Her journey concluded with the closing of my show dedicated to our tremedously rewarding time together during her last year.
Ahh, the memories…and the joy of total emersion into caring for another while using my art to care for me. Art truly heals.
Here are highlights from the exhibition:
“The Beginnings” Copyright (c) 2016 Alicia Evans
This shows how my process begins with what appears to be crocheted string which I then “sculpt” into images.
I now find demand for my art has increased and with the selling of over half of my work during my recent solo art exhibit, I am compelled to create new works throughout my day. As my passion soars, I am charged to fill down time moments creating.
While travelling through the subway system in New York, waiting for a train, I fill my train wait time with stitches.
In between classes at the college where I teach, I create.
All in preparation for my next New York City show. YES!
I love my hometown New York where you’ll find me crocheting anytime, anywhere. Hey, yah never know!
Ahh, the life of a passionate New York fiber artist!
See you along the #1 or A train line.
I’ve been a busy little bee preparing for the opening of my fiber arts exhibit, “Possibilities” on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Just received confirmation of a guest flying all the way from San Diego to New York to see the show. Excited! Details are below.
Alicia Evans – Fiber Artist – New York
Explore the depths of possibilities with fiber artist Alicia Evans as she takes you on an enduring journey into the world of weaved elegance.
The intriguing works highlight a year’s worth of craftsmanship capturing the essence of rhythmic movement through yarn. The works reflect an array of Asian influence and native American overtones spanning from the most complex interwoven designs to adeptly simplistic canopy.
Ms. Evans captures cosmic themes with twists and swirls of celestial coherence.
Hear the artist share the fascinating stories along her artistic journey.
Celebrate the launch of “Possibilities”
OPENING RECEPTION – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015
Venue: The Creative Corner
482 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516 385 – 8782
2pm – 6pm
RSVP: Gaylord Truman . 516 377 – 6146
Further Details Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646238142317158/