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Mapping Out

May 30, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Atrium Gallery

When we allow ourselves to explore, we discover destinations that were never on our map. -Amie Kaufman, Unearthed

This exhibition is inspired by the limitless scope of cartography. Maps are our guideposts to the past, the present, and the future. They prompt us to explore, to dream, and interpret the world from unique and individual perspectives. Maps are a visual representation of what lies around, above, beyond, and below. Maps anchor us and they set us free. Most of all, a map can unleash the imagination and challenge us to look beyond the present and the conventional. In so doing, maps spur us to investigate the unknown and put our personal stamp on this world. Mapping Out invites you to share in an exploration of artistic interpretations of our world from the perspective of cartography.

Curator’s Statement by Ellen November
"Maps have always fascinated me. From family road trips to world geography, maps have sparked my interest throughout my life. I was trained as an illustrator, and have worked in the graphic arts and as a photographer. I have always sewn and been a quilter. A desire to combine all these forms of expression brought me to cartographic art quilts. Drawing on the graphic nature of maps, I use textiles to interpret maps. I am interested to see how other artists, in a variety of mediums, share their creative expressions with cartography as a common thread."

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Exhibition Special Events
Art After Dark Paso
Saturday, June 1: 6 pm - 9 pm
Celebrate the opening with Thacher Winery and music by B & the Hive.

The Art of the Cache
with Dr. Andrew Fricker
Saturday, June 15: 2 pm
Explore the geography of Paso Robles in a fun, new way!