An opening reception for the Language of Layers exhibit will be at the North River Civic Center on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through March, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Language of Layers is an exhibition of two and three dimensional art work produced by members of MMIA, Mixed Media Inspired Artists. They work as layerists, employing varied materials and techniques to build surface texture, depth and color to achieve the desired outcome. Materials that are layered in a given piece may include papers, found materials, texture mediums, gold leaf, patterns, and paint.
The works have a diverse look, but central to each is this layered concept. Aesthetic concepts taught by Sandra Washburn form the basis for the common philosophy of art making, but each person represented in the exhibit has evolved and developed their own recognizable style, said officials.
Nine artists are presenting work, including Rita Bickerstaff, Jeanne Brice, Lee Glascock, Perry Jennings, Robin Kane, Janice Kindred, Cindy McCreery, Sandra Washburn and Linda Wicksell.
“We are honored to have the MMIA artists return to the civic center this year," said Linda Rugina, director of the Civic Center. "The Language of Layers exhibit is exhilarating! The show will make you take a second look at what you are seeing. At first glance, a found art piece may appear to be a jewelry box or it may convert into a table for a carved attached sculpture. An eccentric clock with bike riders across the edge really caught my attention. It’s very unusual and unexpected. The textured paintings will draw you in closer and dare you to touch the many different materials."
There is no admission fee and everyone is invited to attend.