WELLS HOSTS JURIED BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION
“Shelter” will showcase the work of 43 different artists
Aurora, New York - The Wells College Art Department is pleased to announce “Shelter: A Juried Book Arts Installation,” on display in the String Room Gallery from April 8 – May 1. The exhibit is free and the public is cordially invited to view the show. An opening reception to be held on Wednesday, April 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm offers an opportunity to meet exhibition coordinator Veronica Morgan; light refreshments will be served.
“Shelter” is the vision of Gloucester artist Veronica Morgan, whose work is included in the display. The exhibition uses works of art in book form to explore and represent themes of shelter as it relates to topics such as homelessness, the mortgage crisis, abandoned houses, personal space, and immigration. The pieces, a variety of interpretations of book arts and the book, include photography, assemblage art, and sculpture.
Wells College is the fifth stop for the touring installation, which opened April 10, 2008 at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. Artists from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain have contributed to the exhibition.
Wells’ Assistant Professor of Art History and String Room Gallery Director William Ganis says that the “exhibition offers an incredible variety of solutions for the idea of an ‘artist’s book.’ My hope is that it will inspire creative ideas for our students, especially those in the visual arts and book arts programs.” The “Shelter” exhibit is co-sponsored by the Wells Book Arts Center.
The String Room Gallery is located in Main Building. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about the show at Wells, please contact Professor Ganis at 315 364 3465 or visit the Gallery's web page.
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