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Wander & Wax

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Wander & Wax is on display at the NoBo Art Center from May 3 to June 2. 

Gallery Hours: 

May 17, 18 & 19 1-4 p.m.

May 24 1- 4 p.m.

May 31 1 - 4 p.m.

June 1 1 - 4 p.m.

Closing Reception: June 2 1-4 p.m.

Show Description:

Do you ever feel the pull of the moon as it waxes and wanes, the spirit of the land as it changes and cycles, the call of your soul to wander?


In her first solo exhibition, Wander & Wax, Sam Hauser investigates these themes in vibrant oil paint and delicate silk. Sam transcribes myths of the sun and the stars into dynamic artworks that explore what it means to be human in an ever-changing world.


The exhibition begins with the story of Demeter, goddess of the harvest and mother of spring. Throughout the dreary winter, she awaits her daughters return with a hopeful heart. Many of the works in this show explore the beauty of winter’s light and the life that can be found in the darkness.


Then, in batik silk paintings, Sam explores the story of Eos and Orion, a tale of love found then lost, destined to orbit each other in a celestial dance.


Themes of cycle, rebirth, and hope are evident in each work of the show. A sense of longing and wonder permeate the art, speaking directly to the viewer’s spirit and hopefully inspiring a sense of connection, weaving a tapestry of shared emotions and experiences.

Eos & Orion Poem

Eos, goddess of Dawn's first light,

Sister to Sun, mother of Wind’s might,

Cursed to endlessly love, her fate was sealed,

In tales of old, her sorrow revealed.


Her eyes, entranced by Orion's glow,

Great Hunter, revered by all below,

As husband, she claimed him at Day's door,

Entwined in Love, forevermore.


Yet Artemis, Huntress of the Night,

Saw Eos' joy with envy's spite,

Her heart, consumed by jealous Love,

The bow drew tight, her arrow took flight.


Zeus, in mercy, took pity's guise,

And set Orion amidst the skies,

To be chased forever, yet never held near,

By his Love, the Dawn, in eternal sphere.




Sam Hauser 2024

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