Thursday, June 21, 2007

Australian Aboriginal Art at Shumei International Institute

Imagine a vast landscape, red earth covered with lush and varied vegetation in soft shapes and subtle shades of green and the colors of spring, with a naked blue sky that reaches beyond the horizon in any direction. Look close and you will see goannas, snakes and perentie lizards and look afar without looking and you will see the buff colored dingos,
grey emus and red kangaroos move out of their camouflage. Be still and feel the pulse of a quiet, gentle, resourceful people who have walked and thrived upon the earth for 60,000 continuous years.

So begins the publicity flyer produced by Andra Archer, who will be presenting on her work with artists from the heartland of Australia. The exhibit will be up July 8 through the end of August at Shumei, with a symposia gathering Sunday, July 15, at 3:00 p.m.

I've added an image by Joe Zinn, a photographer from Monte Vista -- you'll just have to come to Shumei to see the down-under stuff! Call 719-588-9044 or email for directions and more information.


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