10/11/2014

Invitation to sartorial art and fashion installation

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Cohoes- The Foundry for Art Design + Culture's Visiting Artist Series [VAS] continues with an innovative exhibition featuring Lithuanian born, regionally based fashion designer Vilma Mare. Mare will be exploring contemporary culture through an installation involving a symbolic ceremony that recreates a time of connection and cleansing. Egle, the 'Queen of Serpents' is a feminine image with hereditary connection to indigenous rites, worship of ancestral land and family values, and harmonious dialogue between Humankind and Nature. Through the merging of archetypal water, blood and fire the world is reborn. The purpose is to restore the values of a sacred world. This story depicts an ancient ritual understood from a female perspective whereby Egle takes a central role as she becomes a mediator between "sacral" and "secular" spheres.