First Friday Opening Reception
August 3, 6 - 9 PM
Project Joy is an initiative and business started by museum-exhibited artist Jessica Joy London that is designed to make the benefits of the creative process more accessible, especially to those that deny their creative abilities. The processes she has developed to transform viewers into creators will be on full display during this exhibition.
Jessica is featuring a collection of small Project Joy paintings that she creates 5 days a week using ink, yupo paper, and materials found in everyday life.
Using materials gathered during walks in the park with her son or even a trip to the grocery store keeps her connected to her surroundings. These materials, once mundane visual noise become imbued with new possibilities. Working small is unusual for Jessica, but it helps her stay attuned to her environment because she needs to discover and collect new materials to experiment with to create a new piece 5 days a week. All of these new discoveries lead to ideas for larger pieces and for ways to collaborate with the community.
During the month of August Jessica will also be exhibiting an immersive painting and a collaboration she made with Allens Lane Art Camp using painting apparatuses and materials made and collected by the campers.