Constellation – An Overture to the Zodiac –

April 11th – June 13th 2014
Gallery Opening Reception 6 – 9pm April 11th

“The Enlightenment Cabinet” is a wandering art exhibition curated by artist Yvette Endrijautzki. With its current presentation “CONSTELLATION- an Overture to the Zodiac”, over forty local, national and international artists will introduce their own interpretation of the 12 Zodiac signs, approaching the subject in many different media. From sculpture to illustration, from

painting to mixed media, a diversity of the zodiacal.
Constellation Gallery

-Later That Evening-

Constellation Afterparty Fundraiser 9pm -2am 21+ $5
Live DJ’s & Musicans entertain you into the evening. Featuring performances by DJ’s The Sea & His Enemy’s (Electronica) RowHouse (Garage/Indie) DJ BROAM (Trap/Lounge) and Lookout Kid (House) Join us for While sipping tasty beverages form the full bar hosted by Second Cycle Community Bike Shop. All sales go to support Second Cycle.

– Participating Artists –

Jameson Hubbard – Tokyo Jesus (Japan) – Mark Walker – Scott Falbo – Benjamin Vierling (Nevada City) – Allison & Rachel Pegoraro (Minneapolis) – Jeff Mihalyo – Julie Baroh – Nick Gucker – Bryan K. Ward – Justin Hampton(Portland) – Elizabeth Sheets – Nathan Cartwright( Los Angeles) – EGO – Isaac Stuart – Larkin (Tacoma) – Corey Urlacher (Montana) – Matthew Hinshaw – Samuel Araya (Paraguay) – Joe Vollan – William Kiesel – Carlos Melgoza – Kristina Cyr – Worm Morphology – S.L.Baumgart – Michelle-Smith Lewis – Aaron Jasinski – Lara Watson – Javier S. Ortega – Braden Duncan – Ken Dougherty (Los Angeles) – JP Farquar – Anne O’Neill – Shiloah Reina – Kevin E Buntin (Ohio) – Michael S.Williams – Elijah Evenson – Rich Hall (New York) – Tobi Nussbaum – Brian White – Zeb Shaffer – Chris Summerville – Stephanie Battershell – Jason Middelton – Wesley Wozniak – Kat Houseman(Montana) – Yvette Endrijautzki

The ZODIAC (from the Greek word meaning “circle of animals”) is believed to have been developed in ancient Egypt and later adopted by the Babylonians. Early observers knew it took 12 lunar cycles for the sun to return to its original position. They then identified 12 constellations that they observed were linked to the progression of the seasons and assigned them names of certain animals and persons. In Babylonia, for example, the rainy season was found to occur when the Sun was in a particular constellation which was then named Aquarius, or water bearer.

The Babylonians are generally credited with the birth of astrology. Their astrological charts enabled them to predict the recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events. So in the beginning and for more than 2,000 years, astrology and astronomy were the same science.

Babylonian astrology was introduced to the Greeks early in the 4th century B.C. and, through the studies of Plato, Aristotle, and others, astrology came to be highly regarded as a science. It was soon embraced by the Romans (the Roman names for the zodiacal signs are still used today) and the Arabs and later spread throughout the entire world.

While earliest astrology was used to bring a sense of order out of apparent chaos, it was soon utilized to predict weather patterns, primarily for agricultural purposes. It was eventually broadened to include forecasts of natural disasters and war and other events in the course of human affairs. Amassing successes in these fields, it was a natural progression for astrology to be used as counsel for kings and emperors and, in time, for all of us…