On October 20th 2016, an interactive Rangoli performance took place at the Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington, VT. Participants were students from the Global Studies Senior Seminar and the performance took place during a solo exhibition of my work. Peripheral Vision features work created as a result of a 15-week residency in the Champlain College MakerLab in the spring of 2016. While exploring the line between permanence and the ephemeral, I have been experimenting with cutting-edge 3D-printer technology and created a body of work that attempts to connect three different elements of my practice: rangoli, painting and sculpture.
The Integrated Arts Academy residencies culminated in a wonderful exhibition which opened on Thursday May 22nd, at the BCA Center, Burlington VT. All artworks will be exhibited for one week only. There was a formal opening, with introductions by Judy Klima, Arts Coach at the IAA and Melissa Steady, Education Director at BCA. It was a fabulous event and included the work of students in KG through to 2nd grade.
The exhibited work integrated science, social studies, math and literacy with the visual arts.
The finished Rangoli tiles -1st grade
The finished ‘stained glass’ quilt hanging – 2nd grade
A view of the show including Kim Desjardins’ ceramic tiles with KG
Gowri Savoor and Kim Desjardins in front of the Rangoli tiles
Students locating their artworks
Arts Connect is a partnership between Burlington City Arts, VSA Vermont, Integrated Arts Academy (Burlington School District), Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, the Vermont Arts Council and Saint Michael’s College.