Area 61 Gallery opens a new featured artists’ show – Spience and Organics by local artists Denice Bizot and Bob McElhaney – during this week’s First Friday Open House Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Review for the exhibits:
Ms. Bizot's latest work featured in Spience - a mashup of Spiritual & Science - was inspired by absorbing an assortment of new thought information with an open mind from podcasts and a diverse reading list during the global shutdown. Topics and conversations involved New Earth-living in the 4th density, Starseeds, our two-sun solar system, the multiverse, chakras, the seven densities, quantum physics, energy healing, sun, fire and water gazing...And that’s the short list.
Hints of what piqued Ms. Bizot's interest are seen in the designs, process, and titles of the pieces in SPIENCE, like “Expansion – Who Knew This, Would Happen”, “Mineral aka 2nd Density”, “Crown Chakra”, “Sacred/Scared”, and more.
Organics features wood creations by Mr. McElhaney. After a successful career in the construction industry, he learned the art of wood-turning in retirement. For the past 13 years he has sought out rare and unusual wood to use in his art creations. He experiments with various shapes and sizes and turns or carves to reveal the uniqueness of the inner grain, natural defects and character of the wood.
Both Ms. Bizot and Mr. McElhaney often use discarded materials for their creations. Ms. Bizot scours salvage yards for her metal sculpture canvases and Mr. McElhaney collects discarded wood chunks from the side of the road or through his network of friends and professionals that notify him of fallen trees.
Ms. Bizot and McElhaney will be available to meet during the opening reception Friday at Area 61 Gallery, 721 Broad St., left of the Tivoli Theatre. This featured artist show will continue to evolve and update as pieces sell and new work is added through September.
Regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-6 p.m. or by appointment Tuesday-Thursday by calling 648-9367 to schedule.