The Spirit Room Issues Call for Artists for Spring Invitational Exhibit

Calling all artists! The Spirit Room issued a call for artists for its upcoming Spring Invitational Exhibit in April. The theme is “The Norns: Our Woven Stories” to celebrate the Spirit Room’s 20th anniversary:

“The Norns: weavers of the past, present and future, is an invitational art exhibit which will be held at the Spirit Room from Tuesday, April 18th through Friday, June 2nd, 2017. A public reception will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Entry into the exhibit is open to all artists.

The exhibit includes a combination of visual, literary, and performance arts. The spinner/weaver theme, is based upon Nordic and Germanic mythology which depicts three Fates, the Norns, spinning the past, present and future together into an endless fabric of diverse stories interconnecting our lives.

Artists entering The Norns: Our Woven Stories, may wish to depict a personal past which has determined the present condition or may project into the future referencing past or current events.

A metaphoric example is the Tree of the World which is often depicted with the images of the Norns weaving nearby. Many times, human forms are shown as the bark and branches of the tree. The origination story begins with the seed dropped onto age-old soil. The growth of the tree depends on the quality of the soil, the sun, the rain, and the forces of man and nature which nurture, strengthen or destroy.

“The Norns” by Arthur Rackham. Courtesy of the Spirit Room.

Mythologically speaking, this is the work of the Norns weaving the fabric of life.
The theme of weaving directs the artist toward presenting an image of personal or societal conditions, depicting the story of our worldly or spiritual experience. This theme is rich fodder for the creative spirit. We at the Spirit Room are very much looking forward to this year’s Invitational Exhibit and Celebration…”

For additional entry and deadline information, please click on the The Spirit Room Spring Exhibit Invitational Prospectus.

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