Opens April 21, 2012
A very different kind of gallery will open this weekend in Covington, Louisiana. Actually, it’s not a gallery but a “live art home store” whose focus is to provide opportunities to “view living space as art and art as a natural part of daily life”.
Artists Meghan Garcia and Sarah Dunn will open Garcia.Dunn, a multi-functional space where they will showcase their artwork and hand-made objects and host a variety of fine art and craft classes. Garcia.Dunn will also serve as the headquarters for their community outreach activities through which they will donate art supplies to a local art program. Well-established in their community and local art scene, Garcia and Dunn will begin collecting new and used art supplies at their new space this weekend.
The opening exhibition Botanize, will feature a collection of paintings by Garcia and Dunn, as well as handcrafted lighting, home furnishings, fabrics, and flora. Botanize is inspired by the scientific discoveries of botany in the 18th century, a time when observing and recording local flora was a popular pastime. The objects produced for the show reflect an “aesthetic homage for natural and hand crafted living-design with modern sensibility”.
Sarah Dunn, owner/creator of Sarah Dunn Arts and the new organic fashion line, Sweet Olivier, has been successful in the art business since opening her first gallery in 2007. Meghan Garcia is a painter and an elementary art teacher in the public school system. She has been a leader in local arts organizations and other cultural non-profits since 2006.
For more information about Garcia.Dunn, its classes and community outreach program, visit www.garciadunn.com.