Wednesday, December 8, 2010

$3 for 3 years of arts programming | 'Jenn Parnell: Sublime Affliction' now online

International Arts Org Experiment Gone Good

We're not sure exactly how we made it on a tattered shoe-string for the past 3 years but this January 2011, BECA will enter its 4th year of programming dedicated to creating exhibition and related opportunities to BOTH emerging artists AND emerging designers from around the world!  We spend most of our time conceptualizing, creating and delivering our public arts programming without much time given to the important and necessary task of asking for the support we need. 

We'd like to appeal to each person reading this to please consider donating $1 for each of the 3 years we've survived thus far to help lay a more stable foundation for 2011 BECA international arts programming. Thanks to our 501-c-3 fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, you may make an online tax-deductible $3 donation to BECA here:  If you prefer to mail in your tax-deductible donation, please make your check payable to Fractured Atlas, and note “for The BECA Foundation” in your check memo to ensure that those funds will be deposited into our dedicated fund account. Please mail your check to: BECA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125.

On behalf of the approximately 300 emerging artists and designers from around the world that BECA has thus far created public art exhibitions and related programming for, we extend our heartfelt THANKS!!
We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!,
Melissa Roberts + Kurt Schlough, Volunteer Directors


December 1 - 14, 2010

The BECA Foundation is pleased to present Sublime Affliction, a solo exhibition of new sculptural and wearable works by Jenn Parnell, at New Studio A.D., 312 Rosemont Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

When discussing the development of Sublime Affliction, Jenn Parnell states:  
Imagery of cellular pathology inspires Sublime Affliction, a collection of wearable amuletic objects that addresses the intersection between health, belief and body image. The handheld and interactive objects, supported by explorations of form and pattern, speak to both the psychological aspects of disease and the faith mechanisms necessary to cope with diagnoses. Cellular imagery inspires decorative patterns for site specific installation on the body summoning questions of beauty. The pieces in Sublime Affliction emphasize the intimacy of jewelry and work with the dual nature of the private versus public aspect of jewelry. The pieces grow from the concept of jewelry as an intimate item that tangibly affects the person wearing it in a physical sense as well as psychologically. I set out to make pieces that were definitely jewelry, but were worn less as decoration for an outfit or appearance, but as supplements and mutations of the body itself.”

We'd like to express a special thanks to Local iQ magazine for profiling BECA volunteer directors and sharing with their readers information about the Jenn Parnell:Sublime Affliction exhibition.
The exhibition runs December 1 -14, 2010. Exhibition hours are TUES-SAT: 11am - 5pm. The full exhibition is now viewable here online.

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