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Opening Reception: 5 – 7:30 p.m., Aug. 20

Closing Reception: 5 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19

Exhibit Open Aug. 20 – Nov. 19 

Artists: Patrick Conlon, Christina Giacona, Kato Buss and Matt Fowler

While taking a vacation from our physical selves is often an important part of our day, this work asks you to be present. The work in this show snaps us back into ourselves, into the space we share, and transforms us from spectator to participant.

In a broader sense, when we physically engage with our environment, we tend to become more inquisitive, more socially engaged, and more aware of how our actions matter, effect the space around us inside and outside of the walls of the gallery. Simply using light and sound, these artists have turned the mundane into the extraordinary.

Stay tuned to Melton Gallery social media for information on additional supporting events.

When Worn

Exhibit Dates: March 2—26, 2020

When Worn features the work of emerging and established jewelers and metalsmiths from across the nation.

When Worn highlights the act of adornment. When placed on the body, jewelry, transforms not only the appearance of its wearer, but it inserts itself between the adorned and audience as a signal and an invitation between two beings.

Jewelry has the power to communicate without language. It calls to be a center for dialogue and connection between two people. A simple ring can be a silent signal that shares someone’s marital status and perhaps a pendant can notate personal beliefs or be a badge proudly declaring ‘I belong.’

Symbiotic

Exhibit Dates: February 7 – March 14 | Opening Reception: Friday, February 15

Exhibit Workshops: Saturday March 9, 10am – 4pm

Art and Community. Can one survive without the other?

Symbiotic is an exhibition of collaborative artworks produced by teams composed of a professional practicing artist and one or more student artists. The professional artists are charged with developing a base concept that addresses the intrinsic relationship between art and community. The selected students are assigned to their team based on their personality, background and chosen medium. Each team meets independently to further develop their concept and create their work.

The intention of this exhibition is to create opportunities. Student artists have the opportunity to learn from a practicing artist, developing that relationship into a future source of information and feedback as the students graduate from college and transition into the next phase of their artistic career. The practicing artists have the opportunity to mentor and learn from the emerging artists.

Symbiotic relationships can be positive or negative. We believe in the positive nature of the relationship between art and community. Through the development of this exhibition we have benefited from community support through the sponsorship of local businesses. These businesses hold dear the responsibility to support the arts in order to enrich the lives of the citizens in the communities they serve. They believe strongly in arts education, providing support to students and schools from elementary up through college levels.