an intimate space for big ideas
Since opening in 2004, CRS has exhibited paintings, photography, fiber arts, ceramics, and, on occasion, diminutive sculpture. Thus far, we have primarily exhibited artists who are members of the CRS community or with whom we already have some relationship. We have worked with artists who have never exhibited anywhere before as well as with artists who have had gallery representation and many shows. Either way, we try to time our selections so that they may help the artist to take a step forward.
If you are interested in having your work exhibited at CRS, please start by emailing us a link to your portfolio, or jpgs of several images, as well as your bio, resume, and artist statement. Please make sure to make clear what kind of work you want to show in this exhibition and why. If we are interested, we will get in touch to discuss the possible show in more detail.
As our lobby is small and wall space limited (our ceiling height in the lobby is only 7'9" and art work cannot be more than about 40" tall), smaller art works are most practical.
CRS does not currently charge any fee for exhibitions nor does it take any percentage of proceeds from sales of art work. However, if someone does wish to purchase art work on display at CRS, we ask that the buyer contact the artist directly to make the purchase.
Artists at CRS are welcome to have an opening reception but must rent the time to do so. The fee is $45/hr. Use of the Studio for a talk or performance during the reception would be extra.
Artists are responsible for hanging their show by themselves and must provide a catalog/price list, bio, and artist statement for display during the exhibition.
Most exhibitions at CRS last approximately two months. At the end of the exhibition, the artist is responsible for taking down and removing the art works. The artist is also required to spackle and paint any places on the walls that were discolored or damaged.
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is delighted to announce an exhibition of color photographs of the Samburu people of Kenya and their surroundings, taken by artist Katherine Abegg. Kenya may conjure images of breathtaking vistas of forest and savannah framed by towering mountains and those are on display here, but what truly takes one's breath away here is the people. The openness of heart and spirit between photographer and subject is the subject of this collection.
Please join us for a Closing Reception with artist Katherine Abegg on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 7:40 - 9 pm. We need to raise an additional $625 to send one Samburo child to school next year.
There will be an Opening Reception with the artist on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6 - 8 pm. The exhibition will continue through May 3, and proceeds from sales of the prints will go toward a scholarship fund to send one Samburo child to secondary school.
About Katherine Abegg
Katherine has been studying and teaching A Course In Miracles with CRS for 7 years. Through the study of ACIM, she has learned to cultivate a creative life and to explore the world with greater courage and presence of mind. As an actor, Katherine has performed in short films and in performance art pieces. She has worked in fashion and millinery for several years, developing fabrics and making headpieces. She has recently ventured into the world of photography and is thrilled to have her first exhibition at CRS. More....
That's Samburu for "hello." As many of you know, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya last fall. I was travelling with my dear friend Linda, who introduced me to the Samburu people. For two weeks we stayed in the village of N'Donyo Wasin, which is several hours away from cell phone reception, ATM machines and hot showers. We pitched tents in a downpour, dined with (and inadvertently on) huge quantities of bugs, quenched our thirst with warm beer and danced under the vast night sky.
Each day was like an era, each minute diffused into hours by the equatorial sun. But the days were full as we read with the schoolchildren, ventured to the outlying villages and cooked with the warriors. The Samburu people were unabashedly open and welcoming. I was immediately hooked. Their stoicism, their dignity, their innocence and lack of cynicism were deeply impressive and humbling.
-- Katherine Abegg