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Opening Reception: Friday 02/16/18 6-9PM

Reception Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801998099833541/

Open Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 02/17-2/18 12-6PM

Collaboration Workshop: Sunday 02/18  2-4PM  Donuts & Coffee RSVP maryjsaran@gmail.com

Workshop Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/142630446415157/

Please join us on February 16th from 6-9PM for the opening reception of Emerging Artists: Collaborative Collisions. This mixed media group salon style show takes place at C.C.'s Art Garage and Gallery in Bridgeport. The show is curated by artist and educator Mary J. Saran as an exploration and research for her SAIC thesis project in the Masters in Art & Art Education department. What happens when an artist or creative gives up some of their individual ego? When they explore collaboration in order to further their careers in new inspiring directions?

Collaboration is a powerful and often an underutilized tool for developing as an artist. The goal of the exhibition is to bring local artists and creatives together in order to break down the boundaries between different artistic approaches, styles, and mediums. Collaboration can be interpreted in many different ways; from two artists with similar styles creating together, to mentorship, to inspiration. Some artists collaborate for emotional reasons, others for inspiration, and sometimes it takes more than one person's skill set to complete a project. Whether it's one or several of these concepts. Great minds have always come together to create, expand knowledge and discover fruitful collisions of practice.

Artists and collectives featured include: Qais Assali Claire Bartlett Lindsey Bell Yesenia Bello Virginia Broersma Benjamin F Calvert III Madeleine Finley Brian Garbrecht Michelle Graves Jessica Gregory David Heo Oscar Joyo Paul Kenneth Jonathan Korotko Nataliya Kotlova Alice Kricheli Kayla Mahaffey Lara Mann Matamba Solomon Salim Moore Nicholas Nadja Frederick Nitsch Jisu Oh Mother Art: Revisited Sarah H. Reynolds Mary J. Saran Vince Schrader Mary Sheehan James T. Sturnfield Rebecca Tanda Devon Thompson Elliot Urban Alex Valinsky Katie Wood Celina Wu Cherrie Yu Or Zubalsky.

Special thanks to my exhibition collaborators, friends, family, and professors could not have done this without you. This show was made free for artists to apply. If you would like to donate towards this show or future shows please do so via Venmo or Paypal to maryjsaran@gmail.com Thank you!