Beth Houghtaling's mixed-media installation "Jonestown: What Flavor Are You Drinking" is at Trailer Box Project from May 6 through June 3, 2017. There is an artist's reception on Saturday May 6, from 5 pm - 7 pm.
From the press release: "In 'Jonestown: What Flavor are You Drinking?', Houghtaling utilizes mixed media including resin, stamp carvings, and Flavor Aid packets to resolve her spiritually and physically abusive past through the lens of the Jonestown murders.
'I had the idea of making something out of Flavor Aid packets and the stamp carving, so I
bought 70 packets of Strawberry Flavor Aid on the internet. Once I made that first piece, the
floodgates opened and the art has not stopped spewing yet,' says Houghtaling. 'But it wasn’t
until early October 2016, as I was looking at the photos of Jonestown residents in life to use in an
art piece, that I realized my Jonestown Art was my way of expressing the emotions from my own
spiritual abuse, which only seems to make my art more powerful.'
rtist Beth Houghtaling, a Danbury native, is a mother and respiratory therapist. She is currently
studying Holistic and Integrated Health at Western Connecticut State University and plans to
pursue a career in art therapy."
The exhibit also has a musical/sonic collage component by Malcolm Tent.
This exhibition marks the opening of the Trailer Box's 2017 season.
Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury, CT.