Lethbridge art collective, the Potemkin Collective is preparing for the end of the world.
Well not literally, but the end of the world is the theme of their next open exhibit.
“All Potemkin Collective exhibits are unjuried and open to anybody who wants to participate,” said Potemkin Collective member Darcy Logan.
“It is a concept that resonates with people now,” Logan said, adding there is more interest than ever before with the preponderance of disaster movies, apocalyptic themed literature and, movies and TV shows as well as the Mayan Calendar predicting 2012 to be the end of the world.
The deadline for submissions for the exhibit, called “the End Is Near” is May 2. That is when people should let the collective know they are participating, though they have a few extra weeks to get their pieces ready.
“So far we have 43 confirmed participants,” said Logan, preparing to open the Paint Chips exhibit at the Bowman Arts Centre. The number has increased closer to the deadline.
The exhibit will be part of a gallery hop, July 28 during the Alberta Summer Games at the Dr. Penny Foster Building downtown (324-5 St. South).
Work in all media and medium is welcome for traditional to experimental. Artists are encouraged to explore the Mayan calendar, Y2K, nuclear holocaust, zombie apocalypse, the rapture, ecological armageddon, maybe ever the Prism song “Armageddon.” There are many ways to explore the theme.
with their name and contact information including their phone number. The Potemkin Collective can be found online at www.potemkin.ca