It started with a hexagon, a single idea. As the group’s ideas expanded, so did the hexagon. A group from various backgrounds converged to create a radial hexagon. Lines diverge from a single hexagon to create a piece as expansive as our ideas. However, this exhibition does not stop with us. We invite you to experiment with this piece. What does it remind you of? How can you manipulate the shapes? What choices are you making and why? Share your experiences with others in the gallery or your peers elsewhere. Discuss your ideas about the piece with others and notice how those thoughts expand and diverge just like the radial hexagon before you.

Pick a point in the room


Pick a point in the room. Ask your shadow to stay there. Go explore the art.

What do you see from this corner?

Go to another corner. Now what do you see?

Go to one last corner.

Now go back to where you left your shadow. Tell them to go explore the art. Watch where they go.

Think about which spot, perspective, or view was your favorite. Ask your shadow the same question. Do you have the same answer?

Shift by Ariel Spiegelman


Word: shift

Think about the shifts that occur in our lives. From global events, to natural disasters, to personal life-changes, there is a constant sense of transformation. As you walk into this room, focus on the way your body shifts as you move, and how other people in the space affect your path. As you approach the sculpture, notice how the colors, shapes, shadows, and sounds deviate. Consider how energy plays a part in these changes. Placeholder explores the relationships between humans and energy. The solar and kinetic energy recycled by this installation enables you to have the power to shift the experience of each viewer. How will you choose to do this?

–Ariel Spiegelman

Movement by Kelcie Tisher


Word: movement

Infant to adult, radical to moderate, happy to sad, abstract to concrete. We experience movement in our lives, emotions, ideas, and beliefs. How does movement shape who you are today, and who will you move on to be tomorrow? Be aware of how you move throughout this piece. What does your movement add to or subtract from the space? Go beyond your comfort zone and experiment with movement. Listen to your emotions, how do they change? How does your understanding change as you experience this piece?

–Kelcie Tisher