Walpurgisnacht at Cobalt Studio

April 30th, 2015.  Cobalt Studio.  1950 W. 21st st.  Chicago, IL 60608

An exhibition of prints and drawings from miniature works to large-scale installation pieces featuring works by Liz Born, Vanessa Dellamorte, and myself.  This was a one-night-only event celebrating the German holiday Walpurgisnacht.

Five witches of Walpurgisnacht (Left to right): Macie Stewart, Liz Born, Raeleen Kao, Vanessa Dellamorte, Sima Cunningham

Walpurgisnacht is described in German folklore as a night marked by the convergence of witches in the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz mountain range in Germany.  Historically, Walpurgisnacht was observed by lighting large bonfires and burning rag and straw witch effigies in order to ward off the overhead passing of witches on their way to the sabbath.  Modern observances of Walpurgisnacht are held throughout Europe and Scandinavia with large public gatherings of bonfires and dancing.  Because it falls on the eve of May Day, the celebration of Walpurgisnacht is often associated with the coming of Spring.

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Thank you everyone who attended, thank you Antonio Martinez – the owner and curator at Cobalt Studio, and thank you Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart from Homme for playing an incredible show!

Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart of Homme
Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart of Homme

Drawings from the exhibition can be viewed here:  From the Evil of Those Who Blow on Knots

Prints from the exhibition can be viewed under the Prints section of my portfolio

Check back soon for updates on future exhibitions and events!