May 29, 2007

Brown Box Notes–An Exhibit from Hope Cook

By Dave Machacek

Brown Box Notes by Hope Cook
ArtOrg is proud to announce the exhibit “Brown Box Notes” by Hope Cook who is an artist and former printmaking instructor at Minnesota University at Mankato. The opening reception will be this Friday from 6 to 9 pm at the ArtOrg Moving Walls Gallery.

In this series of nearly 100 small handmade boxes, Hope explores the meanings of individual quotes from Kenneth Patchen’s book Sleepers Awake. Each small box contains a message, and the boxes are presented in groups with titles such as “thoughts on life”, “thoughts on art – artists”, and “thoughts on war”. Here is a small video of Hope Cook discussing the exhibit. Read her complete Artist’s Statement here.

ArtOrg will be hosting a reception for the artist on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 pm at the Moving Walls Gallery at 200 Division Street (riverside entrance). The show continues through June 10, and is open Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm.

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