Festival of the Arts - 2016
Special Exhibit - Chasing Paper
June 24, 25 & 26, 2016
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday
Please leave your pets at home. Service dogs are welcome
At Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lower Level, Community Meeting Room
Sponsors: Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory – Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs
What you’ll find: A dramatic installation piece, exceptionally creative artwork using paper, two unique artist demonstrations, and papermaking in the outside tent area.
Jurors: Helen Hiebert & Rita LiChen
Judge: Joan Sappington
Celebrate the pursuit of artistic expression and the creative properties of paper by starting your exploration on a pathway through a woodland forest created with paper. The tree-lined entrance to Chasing Paper lends a sense of wonder, as it is an installation piece done by Times4, four artists who came together to create this statement piece. Paper is at once familiar and mysterious, simple and complex, fragile and strong. It is made and manipulated into surprising and delightful creations in the chase to stretch the boundaries of paper as an art form.
As you explore this year’s Special Exhibit, you will see traditional techniques such as paper making and quilling, to the cutting edge creations of sculpted books to larger than life forests. Paper craft techniques have a long history with roots going back many centuries to Europe and Asia. Paper artists of today allude to the roots of papermaking from papyrus, but are not limited to pulp exclusively made from plant products. Many artists make and pigment their own paper using natural components. Hence, the exhibit seeks to explore the unconventional use of this commonplace material in producing extraordinary art through its manipulation. To help showcase the possibilities of paper, invited artist James Allen will demonstrate his technique for creating book excavations on Friday & Sunday at noon. Beth Yazhari will share techniques for how she assembles her lovely beaded paintings on Saturday at 2:00.
This elegant and vibrant art form shows diversity through methods such as sculpting, casting, excavating, folding, cutting, weaving, and collage. Curated by Marilyn Davis, this exhibition holds a focus on the dynamic metamorphosis of the material with all of its fragility and flexibility.
Artist credits: (top to bottom): Nancy Grene, "Big N Small" by Nancy Grene," "Unicorn" by Kim Nickens, "Fashion" by James Allen and "All Aboard" by Debra Glanz.
Special Demonstrations for this exhibit:
- Paper Making with Pulp & Deckle
Fri. – Sun. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Outside the Open Show Tent)
- James Allen Book Excavation Demonstration
Fri. & Sun. at Noon, in the Special Exhibit room
- Beth Yazhari Bead Painting Demonstration
Sat. at 2:00 pm, in the Special Exhibit room
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