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First Friday Gallery Walk- “Sanguine” by Elizabeth Elich

March 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm EST

Artist Elizabeth Elich’s work titled Sanguine will be on display for Women’s History Month in the Lotus Firebay.

Sanguine examines the tactility of everyday experiences as a way of giving a fresh perspective. Focusing primarily on reproductive and women’s rights, Elich uses real menstrual blood and textiles to convey a common experience while not inserting a specific narrative. This way viewers can reflect on their own experience while confronting their emotions and reactions associated with that experience. Elich’s desire is to show work that helps in dismantling shame around menstruation and embolden people to share, speak up and be empowered by these experiences. Sanguine is made up of collagraph prints on paper and woven tapestries, all depicting menstrual blood stains.

About the Artist:

Elizabeth Elich is a printmaker, fiber artist and educator. She is from Saskatchewan, Canada but moved to Bloomington, IN in 2019. Elich received her MFA in Printmaking in 2022 and has been an adjunct instructor at the Eskenazi School and Ivy Tech Community College since graduating. Her work is focused on reproductive and women’s rights experiences and conveying them through textured surfaces.

Lotus Firebay hosts global arts exhibits and workshops on the first Friday and Saturday each month as part of Bloomington’s Gallery Walk. Join us and other galleries in the Arts and Entertainment District for this monthly night of the visual arts. 

Our gallery aims to enhance the Lotus mission of creating opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures, through music and the arts. Lotus is seeking artists to exhibit or demo their work. If you are an artist or know one that wants to exhibit for a First Friday Gallery Walk at Lotus Firebay, please email exhibits@lotusfest.org or call 812-336-6599 for questions.