Report by Paula Antolini, February 20, 2019, 11:04AM EDT
The @287 Gallery, 287 Main St. in Danbury is pleased to host an art exhibit of America’s dynamic pluralism as reflected in depictions of U.S. flags. The show by artist Muriel Stockdale, “E Pluribus — Out of Many, One,” opens Friday, March 15th with an artist’s reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery.
Stockdale’s project is a series of American flags made by hand from fabrics evocative of the different cultures that make up the U.S. Examples of her flags include the Scottish American made from tartan wools, Japanese American made from origami papers, and Chinese American made from Chinese silks and talismans.
A native of England, Stockdale says, “I personally feel that America is a multicolored, multifaceted nation of extremely diverse interests, views and substance and that is what makes it great,” “Our flag and our prophetic motto remind us that we can be very different and yet still come together in harmony. To honor that diversity inclusively I began making these flags. This is not a statement of an Empirical United States abroad but rather a welcome to really look at the current make up of our country and to celebrate who we are now, and here at home in the USA.”
The reception is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please join us!
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
287 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810