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Trashformations: Trash to Treasure Holiday Art Exhibit at Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT
Trashformations: Trash to Treasure Holiday Art Exhibit will open at the Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, Connecticut, this Friday, December 2, with an opening celebration from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Opening is free and open to the public.
Where: Silver Circle Gallery, 75 Main Street, Suite 3, Putnam, CT
When: On Display Nov. 30 – Dec. 31, 2011
The Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, CT, is proud to announce the upcoming exhibit Trashformations:
Co-curator and exhibiting artist Debora J. Aldo of Pietre Dure Design, is a nationally known CT -based mosaic artist who has studied with highly regarded instructors from Europe and across the US. Deb first conceptualized the show in hopes of bringing something new and unusual to the typical holiday art displays often seen in regional galleries. With that in mind, not only are the pieces chosen for the show beautiful and affordable, they make a larger statement because of their quirky origins. In a time of consumerism and waste, especially around the holidays, Deb and Silver Circle Gallery owner Carly Martin both feel that showcasing artwork that epitomizes the up-cycling trend will capture the ideal notion of downsizing in a fun, unpredictable, and meaningful way.
Trashformations will feature artwork in a wide variety of mediums with a high level of craftsmanship and sophistication despite their humble origins. Included in the show are mosaics, textiles, sculpture, furniture, fashion accessories, collage, assemblage, functional home accessories, and purely conceptual artistic statements that were chosen for dramatic effect (such as a twenty foot paper mache dragon to be hung from the ceiling). Most pieces, however, are suitable in scale and price for one-of-a-kind “green” holiday gift-giving purposes.
Exhibiting artists include Debora J. Aldo, Anita Gangi Balkun, Gwen Basilica, Banu Cevikel, Lisa M. Corson, Linda Dadak, Ted Demers, Jennifer Flanagan, Frances Kornbluth, Luci Lytle, Cheryl Martin, Audrey Mucci, Jane Pettit, Sumukha Ravishankar, Shaun Rock, Nikki Sullivan, Carol Talkov, Kaarina Talvila, and Paul Zelanski
The Silver Circle Gallery is located at 75 Main Street in Downtown Putnam. Since 2008, Silver Circle has been a fresh, contemporary space where local and regional artists collaborate to show and sell their work, educate others, and inspire one another and their community through the visual arts.
Visit www.SilverCircleGallery.com for more information.