Saturday, March 15, 2008

Shades of Green Opening March 21st

What: An art opening and happening : SHADES OF GREEN: art RESCUED, RECOVERED, REWORKED, REPURPOSED
When: Showing March 21st through May 12th with an opening reception on March 21st and a Meet the Artist night on April 18th 6-10 PM.
Where: River’s Edge Gallery in downtown Wyandotte 3024 Biddle St.

All art works turn “green” at River’s Edge Gallery in downtown Wyandotte for the next few months. Well, not literally, but their next show, Shades of Green: art Rescued, Recovered, Reworked, Repurposed is composed of artwork that has a green message. “Artist traditionally have brought the beauty of nature to the eye of the beholders through paintings, sculpture, photography and other mediums. Artists have also traditionally used natural elements or cast off objects to make their art. They have rescued the old and broken and recovered, reworked and repurposed them. They were the first recyclers,” stated gallery owner, Patt Slack.
The Second Floor gallery will present the works of Paul Balog, Tim Burke, Nancy Byrum, Rick Chaedel, Mary Ellen Croci, the late Dr. Arnold Dreifuss, Michelle Fancovie, Kevin Martin and Sandy Smith. This takes us from belt buckles made out of old wrenches to hand painted furniture to tables made from street signs to realistic oil paintings of endangered species to an installation of the many things that can be done with the industrial left-overs from Nurf footballs.
The Third floor Patricia Izzo Fine Art Photography Gallery presents the same message but done with the eye of a fine art photographer. Those shown are B.T. Charles, Joe Crachiola, Elayne Gross, Patricia Izzo, Marianne Letasi, Teresa Louisias, R.W. Stewart, Elaine Redmond and S. Kay Young. The photography techniques are as varied as the artists. Everything from Polaroid shots to hand painted images to digital to traditional film developing is featured. The subject matter is also varied with everything from industrial shots, nature scenes, recovered and reworked family photos from the 40’s, flowers and machine parts.
The show runs from March 21st to May 12th with an opening reception on March 21st and a Meet the Artist Night on April 18th, both from 6 to 10 pm. The Gallery hours are 10-7 Monday through Thursday, 10-8 on Friday and 10-5 on Saturday.