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Glowing Reserves

Devon Kelley-Yurdin

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Mar 1, 2020 – May 23, 2020

Glowing Reserves explores the aesthetic connections between collective joy, queerness, and nature. Guided by the question, “What will people need in Maine in March?” Kelley-Yurdin’s installation serves as a catalyst for levity, connection, and emotional respite at the close of winter.

Devon Kelley-Yurdin

I am an interdisciplinary artist, educator, facilitator, and cultural organizer (etc. etc. etc.) living on Abenaki/Wabanaki land in so-called Portland, Maine. I was born and raised in Vermont and hold a BFA in Communications Design & Cultural Studies from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. As former resident of Oakland, CA; Austin, TX; and (very rural) Eastport, Maine, I weave a wide net and carry a diverse tool belt. Grounded in the belief that creativity can be found everywhere and plays a deep role in holistic community care, my creative practice connects to the ways I strive to interact with the world; play, curiosity, queerness, accessibility, equity, and skill-building drive my work, relationships, and life experiences.

My creative and professional (and professionally creative) work spans traditional media (printmaking, cut-paper, installation), design/illustration/art direction, event production, arts administration, and community organizing. I’m an instigator of collective experience and much of my community/relational work focuses on collective joy and radical vulnerability, equitable community cultural development, community-based education, and cooperative/collective/alternative models. Additionally, putting together a well curated outfit or finding the perfect bread-to-filling sandwich ratio are viable creative activities as far as I’m concerned.

Due to a performer’s possible Covid-19 exposure and rain in the forecast, the status of the July 25th Steve Gunn and William Tyler show at Greenwood Garden is unclear. We will update all ticket holders and the public on Saturday, July 24th with more information.