Despite her passing over a year and a half ago, animator Karen Aqua's
legacy lives on through her wonderful films and artwork. Over 120
of Karen's color pastel drawings have been lovingly framed and displayed,
and will be available for viewing and for sale on Sunday December
2nd from noon-6pm at Miller Street Studios in Somerville. This work
includes artwork originally created for Sesame Street and for her
independent animated films, as well as several larger works that Karen
created during breaks between films, and about a dozen beautiful pieces
from her final film "Taxonomy".
Also for sale will be copies of the DVD compilation of Karen's films, of which only a small number remain.
It makes me very happy to have Karen's work out in the world. Please feel free to stop by simply to view this collection
of her wonderful creations, and to join me in celebrating Karen's inspiring life.
Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, Delaware, November/December
Group exhibition focusing on animation. The film Twist of Fate
will be shown, along with original pastel & colored pencil drawings
used to make the film.
In 2008, Aqua’s work (pastel drawings and animation) was included
in 2 group exhibitions at the Nave Gallery in Somerville,
Somerville (MA) Community
Access Television: community adult workshops, 2008 & 2009.
Center/Roswell, NM: Worked with 5th and 3rd grade students
to create the film “Roswell: Not Just Aliens!” 2008.
This film won 1st Prize, Student Category - Age 12 and under, Kalamazoo Animation Festival
Sheridan, WY: One-week residency hosted by the Ucross Foundation.
The film “Branded!” was created during this community
The MacDowell Colony,
Peterborough, NH: Peterborough Project. The film “In
the Shadows of Monadnock” was created with the seventh grade
class at Mountain Shadows School, Dublin, NH. 2007.