SHOW EXTENDED THROUGH SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
Celebrate the Lunar New Year in a very special with an homage to the minority peoples, traditions, and cultures of Asia.
Newport artist Erin Price’s Mountain Memories Series, depicting her years spent living in and returning to Asia, portray people and places of the Himalaya. As Price explains, they are largely based on memories revived through her own photos.
“They were the neighbors and mountains I loved, says Price, “…the mist beneath our feet, the generosity of ash-cooked potatoes, the exhaustion of mountain treks and nights around the fire. They were hard row-hoeing, mud huts, goat trails, songs echoing from mountain walls, bustling markets and spicy dishes. They were joys and triumphs and hardship and illness and shared celebrations; tears and grit and tenacity and hope.”
Each of these vignettes carries with it a Mountain Memory. Though they are but a glimpse into simple life in the mountains, they are rich with energy, emotion, and love. This series celebrates diversity and mankind in a manner both timeless and timely.
Price’s paintings are on view in the Upstairs Gallery, Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4.