Join us at OutrSpaces for “Scorpio,” Elana Art’s Debut Gallery Exhibit.
This event will start July 20th, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Exhibit revealed at 7:00 pm.
Event ends at 10:00 pm
A $10 suggested donation supports the artists and OutrSpaces.
“Scorpio” is the debut art show for Cari Elana and her newly created brand, Elana Art. Curated by Chikadibia Ebirim, this show will include a small segment of poetry and a reveal of the artwork, as well as networking and mingling. Wine will be provided at the event.
“Scorpio” features a white, blue and copper colorway that emits feelings of tranquility and calmness, yet also passion, wonder, and eternal love. “Scorpio” is the union of the artist and her muse.
The name “Scorpio” originated from a canvas that was gifted to Cari by a treasured friend of hers, who also happens to be a natal Scorpio. The first inspiration for this project is a human who shines her light as bright as can be to all she comes in contact with, yet never loses sight of the fact that we are all simply human.
The depth/duality of Scorpio and the Scorpios around her is something that captivates Cari every single day. Cari expresses this in her paintings, using the copper paint to highlight the cracks where the love is seeping out, as well as the dark blue to symbolize the full spectrum.
Elana Art aims to simulate and emit emotion through color.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cari Elana is a fifth year student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, studying Creative Writing and focusing on Poetry. Cari was the main art feature for the debut of Nite Caps with Maria Corpuz and featured an installation at Omaha's most prestigious and reliable art supply store: Dick Blick Art Materials. She was also sponsored by First National Bank at the Omaha Summer Arts Festival, winning a booth to display and sell her art.
What drives and inspires you as an artist?
“As a human, I sometimes have a hard time expressing myself or even placing certain emotions. As an artist, I am able to channel this, sometimes scattered, sometimes stagnant, energy into something beautiful. What inspires me is looking back on a painting and being able to pinpoint the emotion I was feeling when I created it-- like an ultimate breakthrough. I leave an energetic fingerprint on every piece of my work that cannot be duplicated.”
What goals do you have as an artist?
“As an artist, I hope to inspire other artists who want to turn their hobby into a career, by turning my hobby into a career. I want to make people feel things that they can't put into words when they look at what I've created. My goal is to have my work in major businesses and homes across the world, beginning nationally and expanding internationally. It is also my goal to continue to make art for myself, and never lose the feeling of wonder and beauty when I create something new. Overall, my main goal is to never become stagnant in my art and always continue to create and attempt new methods and techniques of creating.”
CURATOR: Chikadibia Ebirim, current Fellow at the Union for Contemporary Art, began his artistic career as an actor and model. Besides his collaborations with Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and KANEKO, Chikadibia has participated in roles with the Omaha Rose Theater, John Beasley Theater and modeled for Borris Powell, Christopher Di Giorgio, and Omaha Fashion Week.