Emotional Value Auction With Adriane Herman

July 31, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lunder Institute for American Art

Colby College Museum of Art

As part of the Colby Museum’s Community Day on Saturday, July 31st, Lunder Institute Resident Fellow and  “Experience Broker” Adriane Herman is orchestrating her 4th Emotional Value Auction from 12-4 p.m. in the Museum lobby. This non-monetized auction is grounded in reciprocity, allowing participants to pass along something that might be challenging to release to an appreciative recipient. “Bids” take the form of written statements of interest or desire; no money changes hands. Authentic written expression and shared vulnerability are rewarded, and are rewards in themselves.

To release something through this event, email [email protected] with a photo and brief statement about the item and why you are releasing it. Items can be dropped off at the Colby Museum welcome desk by Friday, July 23. The museum is open 10–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Alternate arrangements, such as mailing items and possible pick-up, can be made through the above email.

Join us July 31st to witness the power of witnessing!

About Adriane Herman: Multidisciplinary artist and educator Adriane Herman studies accumulation and release in our physical and emotional landscapes. Born in New York City, Herman currently lives in Southern Maine, where the local recycling center offers her inspiration in forms such as waxing and waning piles of discarded wood scraps that she likens to a compost pile rife with manifestations of human intention, aspiration, accomplishment, procrastination, and all the other stuff of life, including its completion.

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