One Read is a community wide reading program put on by the Daniel Boone Regional Library every year. Every one votes on a book to read then, in the month of September, there are activities related to the book. This year’s book was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
For this exhibition, artists were asked to submit one piece of work to address the following prompt:
"If the world were changed by sudden catastrophe — no electricity, medicine, Internet, transportation — what would you miss most? Inspired by this year’s One Read selection, we invite mid-Missouri artists to contribute works that explore the objects or relationships in our connected, complex and electrified world we’d yearn for most if they were lost to us."
I read the book for research before I started painting and it’s really good. I highly recommend reading it if you’re on the hunt for a good book. I decided to paint my husband and son watching TV because I would miss our weekend-morning cartoon watching.
It was a great challenge because I had four hands and a set a feet to get right! I had a hard time deciding what to paint on the TV screen, but decided to go with non-objective splashes of shapes and colors that my husband, Levi suggested.
The reception was great, and I was so excited that one of my friends won first place! If you’re in the area I recommend checking out the show; it runs until September 26th at Orr Street Studios.