Bennington Banner ARticle: Making Our Bones


’Making Our Bones’ Show opening at BAG

Posted: 11/17/2010 11:01:29 PM EST
Wednesday November 17, 2010 

BENNINGTON — Three artists have come together in an innovative and thought-provoking new show of collaborative work at the Guest Gallery of the Bennington Arts Guild.

The “Making Our Bones” project is an exploration of the possibilities of creative interaction between three distinct artistic approaches – those of Arla K. Foster, Viola Moriarty, and Ricardo Olvera.

Their connection? A mutual love and respect of bones, and a belief that death is a celebration of life. The show opens Nov. 20, with a public reception to meet the artists from 5 to 8 p.m,. at the Guild.

“Like the ancient character of La Huesera, who sings over the bones to bring them back to life, these artworks are our songs over the bones,” said Foster, a Bennington native.

Each artist’s individual work has incorporated bones previously. In this show, Moriarty and Olvera pay tribute to El Dia De Los Muertes as painters, and Olvera and Foster with mixed media pieces. All share a love for cards, which appear in many of the pieces. In the summer of 2009, Moriarty and Foster worked together to make their first “bone lady.”

“It was pure play and joy in the studio that day, and we planned to work together again,”said Moriaty. “Making Our Bones has brought us back to playing together.”

The Bennington Arts Guild Gallery, located at 103 South St. at the Four Corners intersection of downtown Bennington, is a cooperative run by artists from Bennington and the surrounding communities with the common goal to bring public attention to, and provide a viable market for, fine art and fine craft, locally produced. Membership is open to artists throughout the greater Bennington Area. B.A.G. is open daily except Tuesday; call 802-442-7838 for hours or visitwww.benningtonartsguild.org.

1 Response to “Bennington Banner ARticle: Making Our Bones”

  1. November 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Muchas felicidades mi querida Vi, espero puedas envarme muchas fotos y si se puede reseñas de revistas, periodicos, etc… Te mando un muy fuerte abrazo y un beso, espero colaboremos en futuros proyectos y me da muchísimo gusto compartir esta exhibicion contigo y también con Arla.


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viola moriarty

(American, b. 1958)
Modern Expressionist Painter
2012-13 Recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

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