February exhibit to feature nature-inspired cut paper art


Staff Reports

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts has announced its February art exhibit.

“Biophilia,” a selection of art by Indianapolis artist Christina Hollering, will be on display throughout the month at the center, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour.

Hours for public viewing are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

The name of the exhibit refers to man’s connection with and innate love of nature. Visitors will see intricately cut paper and mylar layered to create fascinating compositions of beauty and symmetry.

Hollering depicts moths, insects and tropical frogs, which are important to their ecosystems, but have become “unloved” due to people’s separation from nature and irrational fear.

She currently works in both papercutting and printmaking. Inspiration for her work comes from the natural sciences, entomology, hiking trips and exploring the backyard with her children.

Her current body of work illustrates the life cycles of insects native to the Midwest with an emphasis on moths and butterflies as well as their host plants.

With her artwork, she hopes to educate, inspire and spark an interest in the viewer to protect and preserve the world around them, starting with their own backyards.

An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend to meet Hollering. Light refreshments will be available.

Hollering will return to the arts center from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to teach a class on the cut paper technique. Those who sign up for the class will learn the history of papercutting and the various ways it can be used in both contemporary art and crafting.

She will give a brief demonstration of the technique and then help guide students through the process of idea development, drawing out a design and cutting it out. At the end of the workshop, students will have their own finished piece of art to take home.

The class is for children ages 12 and over and adults. Registration is required with a maximum class size of 10. The cost is $15.

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Meet-and-greet with Indianapolis artist Christina Hollering

When: During the opening reception for her exhibit, "Biophilia," from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour

Cost: Free; light refreshments will be available

Christina Hollering cut paper art workshop

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: SICA, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour

Cost: $15

Who: Limited to 10 participants age 12 and older


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