It's an ambitious endeavor to rally over 40 artists to present art works about the topic of love. This is exactly what Mallory Shotwell has done and I am lucky to have found her "call for artist." Her efforts involve community input through several workshops.
The Discourse climaxed at Absolutely Art open house this June. It was a great success. Now the show's theme was moved to the Bubbler -an idea generating room at the public library and to the Children's Museum downtown Madison.
And now living the discourse continues. Making art tends to be a self absorbed endeavor and much reflecting. Reflecting means going deep and then trying to make visible and presentable and understandable. It's hard and I rarely succeed. Yet making art is not the same as living the experience. Mallory is now trying to launch her next exhibition whose theme is "Courage."
Seems like a good follow-up.