Viridian’s Annual Holiday Invitational
December 10 – December 28, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, December 12, 6–8pm
Closing Party: Saturday December 28, 4–6PM
Chelsea, NYC: Viridian Artists is pleased to present “Holiday Madness,” Viridian’s Annual Holiday Invitational from December 10 – December 28, 2019 with an Opening Reception Thursday, December 12, 6–8pm & on Saturday, December 28, 4–6 a closing party to celebrate the end of 2019.
Viridian’s holiday show in December is an annual event filled with art by gallery artists and their artist-friends. In addition, Viridian will open its holiday Arte Shoppe, filled with artist-made cards, jewelry and small artworks. All items in the Arte Shoppe are priced at $99 or less.
As always, traditional holidays make one look back at where all the pomp and circumstance arise from, especially now when our global communication is so prolific and on the other hand, when we are in a time when many traditions have died or lost their meaning.
Googling the meaning of Christmas and ways of celebrating in different cultures yielded many interesting twists. In
France, one source said that since 1962, all letters to Père Noel must receive a postcard reply.
In Spain, religion remains an important aspect of the Christmas holiday with the Mass of the Rooster, since they believe a rooster crowed at the birth of Christ. For many cultures, religion is still the essential meaning behind the Christmas season but some, like Japan, have taken it on with all its glitter and eating by celebrating Christmas Dinner for “The Colonel” with a meal of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
So Christmas continues, with and without religion, a habit perhaps sustained by the nature of humans wanting to give gifts to those they care about or perhaps it’s still the lure of strange customs. A quite unorthodox Norwegian Christmas tradition concerns stealing brooms, so that even today people must hide their brooms on Christmas Eve. The Swedish Christmas involves a large statue of a goat, though in 1966, people began to burn the goat as part of the ritual and continue to do so to this day.
In the artworlds of the world, Christmas is a time of celebrating the season by sharing gallery walls with the art of artist-friends and offering small works that each hope will become gifts of art, filled with creative thoughtfulness, an important attribute for gift giving. We hope that you will join us in our sharing of walls and the holiday spirit.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12–6pm
For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212-414-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com