-BYOA: Keywords for Change

Cynthia O'Brien 4 BYOA 2018 - Copy

Cynthia O’Brien, installation on RIA’s porch, Jan. 1 2018


You are invited to view and discuss:

Keywords for Change,








This group exhibition was created in one afternoon, New Year’s Day 2018, when 32 artists brought in their own paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings, as well as performances and poems.

A discussion of works took place Saturday January 13, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The following artists talked about their work:

H. Masud Taj, Beth Shepherd, Kate Oakley, Margit Hideg, Svetlana Swinimer, Patricia Kenny, Anne Wright, Assel El-Rayes and Carmel Whittle.

Watch this space for updates on a second discussion afternoon.

– There will be another  discussion event later in January (date to be announced) as well as a Finissage on Sunday February 4, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Details to be announced.

I’d like to thank all the artists for their contribution to this exhibition. As in other years, I am struck by the confluence of things, the way the art works speak to each other, without ever having met before! Much of this is due to the expert and intuitive installation by Norman Takeuchi and Rene, who, with the additional help of Pat Kenny, hung all 28 works as they were brought in on January 1. Thanks guys!