Members’ Musings is the fourteenth annual exhibition of artwork created exclusively by Members of Grounds For Sculpture, showcasing their diverse talents through a variety of artistic creations in a range of media.
This year’s artists include Gay Bitter, Karen Fadool, Helen Marie Farrant, Nancie Gunkelman, Barry Hantman, Elizabeth Hume, Marcia Kanter, Gene Mydlowski, Jeffrey Sayre, Adria Sherman, Elizabeth Smith, and Faith Wight.
Members were asked to consider the consistent and newly formed patterns of their life and how these patterns develop new landscapes. Over the last few years, we all have had to consider a new way of being. Within and beyond the physical or geographical, Members are free to interpret their landscapes as the place where they are, where they want to go, or forge a completely new dimension. This call asks artists to interpret how our experiences and life choices form the patterns in life’s landscapes. Where do you see yourself? Where do you want to be? Where are you from?
The juror and curator for this year’s juried exhibition is Jihan A. Thomas, a visual artist, ceramicist, and arts educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has over 16 years’ experience working within arts and cultural institutions in Philadelphia in such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Clay Studio, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, and The Barnes Foundation and is represented in the Philadelphia in the Museum Education Division with the Pennsylvania Arts Education Association.
To Jihan, art can be a conduit for empowerment, self-actualization, and self-reflection. Jihan uses her art to serve her community and to amplify the power of art. She is the co-founder and art director of Boston Black Market and Art Enrichment Center, a newly opened arts center located in North Philadelphia.