Sunday, September 15, 2013

Are You Inside or Outside the Box?

Boxes … they’re everywhere … they play a huge role in our lives and yet, we really don’t think about them.  There’s pretty much no way to avoid them as for the most part, everything we eat, buy or store comes in a box and from the time we were little ones with big imaginations, we even played in them!  So okay, boxes are a given … they’re not going anywhere … but I guess my question is, when did we stop seeing their potential?  Or for that matter, when did we get stuck in them …
Modern Bohemian Gallery
Upcycled Shipping Container
Design by Mishou Sanchez

I have the distinct pleasure of being surrounded by creative people every day.  But as much as most of these fabulous artists are prone to “think outside”, even they can get mired in the muck of the closed box.  Don’t get me wrong, there are a few individuals that take life’s boxes and turn them into childhood castles to play in/with, but too often there’s always something in that box that will try to confine and define you. 

Upcycled Cigar Box
by Moira Shiver
ART of BOX is an attempt to get the juices flowing and to get people thinking outside their box.  The use of the box in this show symbolizes life and man’s ability to not only make choices, but to take the mind that appears finite and closed and open it to reveal the beauty within.  "Life is like a BOX of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”.  If the artists are successful in breaking free, the submissions for ART of BOX promise to be just as intriguing.  
ART of BOX – October 25, 2013 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM