Join Community Supported Art Valparaiso artists, organizers, and supporters for the opening of the second Season Preview exhibit at the Porter County Museum on December 5 from 1-4p. At 2p, hear from the artists themselves during a panel discussion about the artists’ processes, inspirations, and ideas about the importance of arts in our communities.
Over the last twenty years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same “buy local” spirit in mind, the Community Supported Art (CSA) Valpo project supports local art, artists, and collectors. For more information about the CSA Valpo project, visit www.CSArtValpo.com.
Elizabeth Wuerffel is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. Wuerffel received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media. Her artwork has been shown near and far, from Chicago’s Woman’s Made Gallery to Hannover’s konnektor – Forum für Künste and Java Arts in Phnom Penh. Wuerffel currently teaches digital media art at Valparaiso University and co-directs the Welcome Project (welcomeproject.valpo.edu), a first-person video and audio story collection about identity and inclusion. She has most recently co-directed a short documentary about Syrian refugees in the Kurdish Region of Iraq, Kawergosk: Home Made of Cloth. Of the project exhibited in this season’s CSA Valpo exhibit, Liz says,
“Ten years ago, I placed a sack of sprouting potatoes on my flatbed scanner, a technology that allows us to visually investigate a microcosm that our eye, on its own, cannot see. The images produced show how organic material, vibrant and nourishing, decays in an equally beautiful way. Over time, I have extended this project to other objects on their natural or human made journey toward decay and transformation from seeds and flowers, to used tea bags, to street litter. Under the scanner, these items develop personalities.”