16 November 2007

Ozspirations Opening Reception

Tonight is the evening of the Ozspirations Opening Reception. If you are unable to attend this evening from 6-8pm, the gallery is open Monday-Friday 8am-10pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 12-5 November 16th through December 21st.

I had three completed works of art selected for this exhibition. Last week, I completed the frames (with the assistance of my supportive husband).
Luke - in our Workshop -

Our entire apartment looked a lot like a workshop, but each piece now has a nice presentation. We used a hand saw to miter each 1"x3" piece of wood. Then, I applied an ebony stain and added a lacquer finish.

There is NO Place Like Home - framed -

The exhibit features a wide range of interpretations of the classic novels by more than thirty artists — some local and others from as far away as Istanbul, Turkey. The interpretations range from the literal to the abstract and metaphorical, exploring such major themes of Oz as self-discovery and navigating one's way through life. The exhibit will feature original videos, illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and more.

The Scarecrow & His Crows - framed -

James Manning, the interim NESADSU Gallery Director, and Jennifer Fuchel, an Associate Professor of Graphic Arts at NESADSU, organized and juried the exhibition. Fuchel, who also conceived the exhibit, notes, "I wanted to put on this show because I felt people had been so swept up in the whirlwind of tragic events unleashed by Sept. 11th that the Centennial of Oz had passed largely unnoticed. It's a shame, especially since the story of Oz seems more pertinent now than ever. We are all trying so hard to find the heart, courage, and intelligence to confront the 'wicked witches' and 'flying monkeys' of a world in turmoil and make our way safely home — even though that home may no longer feel as secure as it used to." With that in mind, Fuchel made, via Internet and arts groups, a call for submissions resulting in this unique show. As Fuchel put it, "I think if Mr. Baum were alive today, he would be very pleased to discover that his stories continue to inspire."

Still Not Home - framed -

If you're interested in reading what the press has to say, take a look at these articles:
Auntie Em! Auntie Em!
Boston Arts and Culture

The New England School of Art and Design

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