August Exhibit At River Gallery Is Sense Of Place

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The August exhibit at River Gallery will bee Sense of Place with Wade Brickhouse of Tennessee, Ed Byers and Holden McCurry of North Carolina and Brooke Marks-Swanson of Indiana.

There will be an opening reception with the artists on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m.

The August exhibiting artists are inspired by a sense of place, texture, and the human experience.

Wade Brickhouse draws inspiration from his frequent moves and resulting loss of being rooted to a place.  His paper wall sculptures reference dwellings both ancient and modern. 

Inspired by the beauty of things imperfect and impermanent, Brooke Marks-Swanson's paintings on metal evoke introspective investigation into the Midwestern landscape.  

Holden McCurry and Ed Byers create much of their work collaboratively in their studio space. Their textured ceramics reflect on life's symbolic journeys by fusing rich colors and organic forms with architectural influences.    

The event is free and open to the public.


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