Thank you for considering a donation to Rena Detrixhe's upcoming exhibition, Red Dirt Rug!

Installation Preview Dates with Artist: August 28 - August 31, 2018
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - 30, 2018
Opening Reception: September 7, 2018

Click image to view: In progress time lapse of Red Dirt Rug, created for West Michigan University and ArtPrize 9.

Sponsor Donation: $250 donation 

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Sponsor Reception with artist: Thursday, August 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Your support makes this exhibition free and open to the public
  • Name/logo placement on gallery wall
  • Name/logo placement on email communications & marketing materials
  • Name/logo on exhibition page of website
  • Name placement in acknowledgments section of time lapse video
  • Supporting a cultural contribution to Boston

As the exhibition sponsor, you will be supporting the first commercial gallery exhibition of Rena Detrixhe’s Red Dirt Rug, a significant milestone for her as a female emerging artist, as well as her debut exhibition in the Northeast.  

Support from our community enables this exhibition and all associated events to be free and open to the public. We will host three educational, curatorial discussions to explain the importance of the artwork and its significance to Boston. In addition, sponsorship will support the artist during her installation period as well as provide crucial install materials. Sponsorship would also support the production of an exhibition catalog.  

Red Dirt Rug illuminates questions that can be asked about the histories and geographies of land in the United States, even our own city of Boston. Prior to 1840, this area of the South End and most of Boston was made up of marshy areas. Later, with increased demand for more land, the area was filled in with earth brought in from Needham, Massachusetts, creating what is now an expansive area of Boston. While the implications of the artwork are environmental, Detrixhe allows the audience to come to their own conclusions in regard to meaning and impact. Red Dirt Rug encourages the viewer to consider the question: moving forward, how will we preserve the history of our land?

We look forward to welcoming Rena Detrixhe to Boston for her first exhibition with Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in September 2018.

Photo by Mark Andrus

Photo by Mark Andrus