Dan Lutzick, sculptor and co-owner of Snowdrift Art Space, is a participant in the Circle of Truth traveling exhibition, which debuts on October 18, 2018, at the New Museum in Los Gatos, California, and travels around the state to the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in August 2019 and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana in October 2019.
Conceived by artist Laura Hipke and co-curated with artist Shane Guffogg, the Circle of Truth is described as a “visual game of telephone.” Forty-nine artists created forty-nine works specifically for the project, all of which measure twenty inches square by two inches deep and will be hung in chronological order. Guffogg created the first piece and Ed Ruscha created the final piece. In between, forty-seven artists from Los Angeles, Arizona, and New York received the prior piece along with a blank canvas and the instruction to find “truth” in the piece and to respond with their own piece and essay about the experience. They received no information about the prior pieces or artists, all of whom keep the secret until the nine-year project was complete.
From the Circle of Truth Project website: “What transpired over the course of the project – what Truths were explored and discovered, how the artists were affected – broadened the scope of the Circle of Truth from an interesting exploration of sensitivity and creativity, into an unexpected examination of what Truth means sociologically and spiritually . . . The Circle of Truth will be remembered as a moment when generosity, goodwill and courage came together to make something bigger than the individual, while inviting the viewer to be an integral part of the outcome.”
Snowdrift Art Space will hold an Open House on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm as part of the Mid Summer’s Day in Winslow, which will feature events across downtown from La Posada Hotel to the Winslow Visitor’s Center/Hubbell Trading Post. Our thanks to the community partners — the Winslow Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winslow — for all the work they put into this event. We hope to see you there!
This promotional video for Snowdrift Art Space was produced by Morgan Myrick and Liana Warren as their final project for the Creative Media and Film Capstone course in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. We thank them for their interest in Snowdrift! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt_KRh-r0S8
Snowdrift Art Space hosted the Snowdrift Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 2 to 5 pm. Admission was free for the 50 or so visitors who came and enjoye holiday decorations and refreshments. As always, you can schedule a guided tour of Snowdrift Art Space via email. The decorations will be up through New Years Day 2018!
Snowdrift held an Open House during the Mid Summer’s Day in Winslow, which featured events across downtown from the Winslow Visitor’s Center/Hubbell Trading Post to La Posada Hotel. Our thanks to the community partners — the Winslow Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winslow — for all the work they put into this event. Snowdrift had a great turnout of 150 visitors!
Snowdrift Art Space regrets to inform our supporters that we will not be presenting Winslow’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration this year. Even though we will not be hosting a public event, Día de los Muertos altars in the Family Chapel are available for viewing though private tours of Snowdrift. E-mail us here to set up an appointment.
Families celebrate Día de los Muertos throughout Latin America and the Southwestern United States to remember their departed ancestors and loved ones. They pray, sing, dance, and place ofrendas (offerings) at graves and altars for the departed, who are thought to briefly visit the earth at this time each year to make sure that all is well and they have not been forgotten. Ofrendas on altars often include flowers, candles, incense, sugar skulls, and statues of saints as well as pictures, personal items, and favorite dishes of the departed.