2022 Exhibit: 'Joy'. Jubilant, diverse, and inspiring, Joy is a feeling to recognize, embrace, and share. Since March 2019, the world has shifted. Fear, isolation, and panic have become norms. Unmoored from the norm, we have been drifting. Slowly we are awakening, our mood is shifting and we can see light in the future. “Joy is an intense, momentary experience of positive emotion”. (Ingrid Fetell) It’s intangible, that’s why people try to capture it in different forms to remember the moment.
Meet us at the river! Jump in the boat! Start the engine; or help us paddle. Come - swim alongside the canoes. Cast the line - feed the hungry. Submerged - are you washed free of sin; or travelling the path to enlightenment? Do you shiver thinking of Hamlet’s Ophelia; her “mermaid-like” clothes pulling her down to cold “muddy death”? Will you exchange ideas and trade product with others? Are you floating and enjoying the gentle rocking of the warm waves; allowing your mind to wonder? River is wild and free; it may nurture or drown.