Wingwalker Brewery is hosting an opening Black Canvas 8’s “Storytelling,” an art exhibit beginning Thursday. The actual openings will be held one per week at each of the various venues hosting this show around Los Angeles.
“Storytelling. It is what makes us human. The metaphorical webs we weave of loss and reconciliation, enlightenment and ignorance, adventure and homecoming, tragedy and joy, fear and laughter, help us navigate everyday life. Stories attempt to make sense of the world, and our experiences. The feeling that comes when one touches us on a profound level often goes beyond the very words and images that make up the tale. A good story transports us, but a great story gives us the ability to journey to somewhere else rather than merely escape from something. Stories are much more than pleasurable distractions—they share perspective and provoke though,” reads the exhibits website.
“Thus, it comes as a great relief to know people are still telling their tales. The need for image-making and tale-weaving as visionary, reconciliatory actions is as necessary as ever before. And, as with the great storytellers of old, today’s stories are about this world and this reality, transformed through the boundless magic of their imaginations into new, complex forms and symbols: personalized vessels of their own unique experiences, yet universally restorative for us all to understand if we choose to take the adventure.
“This is the great adventure which all the artists in the Eighth Annual Blank Canvas art exhibition are inviting us to embark upon. On display are the personal visual stories shared by artists from communities far and wide who have harnessed and maintained their creativity through the trials of the pandemic. Since the beginning of Blank Canvas, we have sought to connect people through creative expression in diverse and inclusive ways. This art initiative has always been a means of uplifting personal stories and visions, and in 2021, we celebrate the many ways in which artists everywhere have once more found the strength and power to share their experiences via their creativity and varied bodies of work.”
Wingwalker is located at 235 W Maple Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016.