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November 2017

Christine Shannon Aaron

The Memory Project, a Special Audio and Visual Art Installation

This year, Christine Shannon Aaron, a long time Larchmont resident and  Mamaroneck Artists Guild member, received an individual artist’s grant from ArtsWestchester to pursue an art project in the  community. The Memory Project invited all who live in, work in, or have a relationship to the Larchmont /Mamaroneck Community to share a memory. Memories were written on specialty paper, provided by The Memory Project. Voice recorded memories were submitted through the website or by phone.

 

Memories were used to create several audiovisual art installations. One installation includes memories on strips of paper, coated in wax and hung to make a beautiful memory waterfall. Audio recorded Memories are woven into an audio piece to which visitors can listen. All memories will be on exhibit from November 7th through November 12th at Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. The resulting artwork represents a joining of voices, where both participants and the audience can experience, read and share one another’s memories.

 

On Tuesday, November 7th from 2-5pm the artist will be in the Gallery. Even though the exhibition will already be on display, people can still contribute one of their memories and it will be added to The Memory Project online archive.

 

There is an opening reception on Saturday, November 11, from 4 to 7pm and an artist-walk-and-talk on Sunday, November 12 from 3 to 5pm. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

 

A catalog explaining and documenting the project will be created and available on line on The Memory Project website (www.TheMemoryProject.space) in December, and all memories will be archived online.

 

Learn more at:

www.TheMemoryProject.space. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5pm. The gallery will also be open for this exhibit on Sunday, November 12 from Noon to 5pm. Admission is free.