29 Jan Reception for Read Between the Layers by Caroline Hays at Four Day Ray
At Four Day Ray
11671 Lantern Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
Les Reinhardt / (317) 452-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Hays's showcase exhibit "Read Between the Layers" is on display at Four Day Ray, January 1st through March 28th, 2023.
Caroline’s artwork is inspired by her immense love for history and her family’s legacy of travel. The mixed media style she has created is composed of layers of maps, brochures, and other paper-related items collected from travels. “When I was in high school, I took portfolio class. While my style has changed dramatically [since then], place and travel were parts of that portfolio.”
Many of the brochures, book pages, and maps used in her pieces come from the artifacts that her grandparents kept to document their travels. Her grandfather was a navigator in World War II, so it seems only fitting that maps and travel have become a major part of Caroline’s art. “A lot of the maps have his markings of their trips on them. It’s neat to have his hand in the piece as well as mine.” Through her work she hopes to honor her grandparents’ legacy and pay tribute to the history that the places they visited hold. Additionally, Caroline’s parents took the family on many trips. “When I was growing up, travel was a big part of our lives [in the form of] family vacations.” It’s all about legacy.
Plan to have a nice meal or a drink at Four Day Ray and enjoy some in-depth mixed media this winter!
Most works will be available for sale and can be ordered online through the QR code on the artwork or by contacting Nickel Plate Arts directly. Meet Caroline at her free public reception in the brewery at Four Day Ray on February 20th!