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Greenfield Arts Walk: On Our Way by Chelsea Granger

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About This Event

On Our Way, New Work by Chelsea Granger

I began work for this series by looking at specific local endangered species, wanting to honor and make visible my most local neighbors who are experiencing loss of their habitat, community, place, what we all stand to lose within a rapidly changing climate. As I moved deeper into making the series, the idea of endangerment shapeshifted into more abstract ideas about what is disappearing or becoming invisible to us and what we find within that loss. I wanted to make beauty for beauty’s sake within the enormous overwhelm of what is on a precipice of disappearing. I wanted to sing a praise song with my work.

How can we live honoring what is dying? How do we lift up what we love, regardless of whether it will survive or not? In what ways can we celebrate what is fleeting and be with what is here while it is here?

How do we sing a song to the butterfly, praise the sun, and say thank you to a flower?

Where do we as people land in all of that unknown disappearing?

My practice focuses on painting as a celebration, painting as a prayer. I hope that this work brings light to what we have/what we stand to lose and the potential for us to make rituals of thanks to it all.

Chelsea Granger is a multidisciplinary artist. Painting, drawing, illustration, murals, and tattoos are the foundation of her practice. She recently self-published a zine about death and grief titled So Many Ways to Draw a Ghost. After the death of her mom as well as a dear friend, she started seeing her art as a way to sing up life, with the hope that her art can act as a doorway to create conversations about death and grief. Chelsea’s art is of the everyday, inspired by the overlap of earth/spirit dimensions, and woods as church. She is interested in painting as medicine, painting as a portal, painting as a spell. Her work has been exhibited across the Northeast, and her murals exist across New England.

Event Details

Date & Time: June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Event Venue

Venue Name: Looky Here
Phone: 7202536750
28 chapman street
greenfield, MA 01301 United States
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