Marjorie Blackwell

Show ran from 7/1/2007 to 7/28/2007

“Untraversed Terrains,”  acrylic paintings

The artist depicts microcosmic, abstracted landscapes she says are inspired by the natural world and that bridge the space between two- and three-dimensional representations. “I want the viewer to meander throughout the painting, traversing the surface, then traveling down through the space…seeing past and around the different forms…reflecting the hidden surprises – color, form, contrast, complement – that I see around me daily.”

“Reassignments” juried by Joyce Owens

Show ran from 7/1/2007 to 7/28/2007

artwork from recycled objects

“Creative changes give new spirit to non-art materials. When artists transform ordinary objects into art, people are often fascinated and amazed. Objects that ordinarily have other uses are transitioned or integrated into viable art forms,” states curator, Joyce Owens.  Participating artists:  Paul S. Benjamin, Laura Coyle, Juarez Hawkins, Kim Laurel, Lauren Levato, Jesus Macarena-Avila, Mary K. O’Shaughnessy and Joyce Owens

Brooke E. Demos

Show ran from 7/1/2007 to 7/28/2007

“Thou Shalt Reuse,”  woven and knotted post-consumer plastic shopping bags

The artist states her work is “…both a functional reuse and critique on the over-abundance of plastic shopping bags.”  She continues, “…I weave discarded plastic bags because of the transformation that occurs when I process this modern waste product, produced in vast quantities on a global scale, into a sensual fabric or textile construction. The material speaks to me about where it comes from and what it is made of, directing me to themes of a universal shopping culture, sustaining the environment, and turning blight into beauty. I work with the inherent colors of the bags in my formal concerns when designing appropriate patterns and textures for individual pieces.”