Friday, June 8, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Three New Shows at SPA in Barre

Investigate the sciences through the creative perspectives of 18 artists from our region in a new show, Sc-EYE-nce, on display in the main floor gallery at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in Barre through July 7.  The exhibit pushes viewers to examine the world around them – laboratory science, life science, and natural history - through installations, assemblages, and sculptures, using a variety of traditional and non-traditional media.

Dana Walrath of Underhill created the double helix hanging in the center of the gallery, pictured in the photograph on left, from wood, pods, and seeds.  Behind the Activity Dependent Gene by Walrath is a group of large-scale, Iris prints inspired by life sciences, created by Linda E. Jones of Burlington.

Upstairs, Nicholas Heilig is exhibiting a group of his Live Art drawings in the second floor gallery, which were created during live music performances around Burlington.  His clean graphics, popular culture icons, and political commentary will come to life during a live performance at SPA at the opening reception on June 8.

The third floor gallery at SPA features an impressive, site specific installation by Karolina Kawaika.  Using a detailed topographic map of Barre City and Barre Town, Karolina created a grid using triangles of blue-toned, plexi-glass that represent the sky pulled up and away from the undulating landscape below.  This complex installation is suspended from the ceiling of the third floor of SPA.

Meet the artists at the opening reception for these 3 new shows, which takes place on Friday, June 8, 6-8 PM at Studio Place Arts.  For more information and directions, go to: