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Darlene Charneco “CoHabitat”
Oct. 9 – Nov. 7, 2014
McCarthy Art Gallery- Saint Michael's College
Colchester, Vermont
Artist's Talk on Thurs.Oct 9th 4-5pm followed by reception.
From release/announcement: "Darlene Charneco’s layered mixed media models and tactile maps explore ways of seeing our human settlements, communication networks and communities through a biological lens and as part of a larger organism’s growth stage. Clusters of houses sharing or sequestering resources and shorelines are pondered as sustainability experiments within imaginary laboratory or field observations. With playful shifts in scale perception, she strives to surprise and re-orient herself and the viewer into contemplation of the various interactions and types of symbiosis (parasitic, predatory or mutually beneficial) that we are continually co-evolving with other species and the living surface systems around and below us."
This exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College
shown: 'Collaboration on Substrate'
24" tondo. resin and mixed media.
http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/2014/09/22/exhibition-announcement-darlene-charneco-cohabitat/
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Peacetiles Project workshop and gathering up in Cabot, Vermont at the studio barn of my friend Lars Hasselblad Torres. Lots of folks from Omidyar.net and others.4 days of bonding, painting and brainstorming. heavenly.

I was part of the NY caravan going up, 7 of us and our bags in one van...Brent and I, Krupa Jhaveri (children's book designer and art therapy student who will be working with women and children affected by HIV), Roseline Koener (of the Roseline Koener Atelier creative Retreat center here in westhampton), Selima Raoui (artist and art journaling workshop leader), Joanna (Roseline's daughter who is committed to opening a Peace School for children in Senegal) and Maissa (Joanna's friend and daughter of mutual friends who is also looking into international studies).

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come see the whole set of pics and blurbs here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/avadarlene/sets/72157601348560224/detail/

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