Feature Articles

March Issue 2002

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offer Exhibits on Printmaking & Recycled Art

Through Apr. 13, 2002, Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, hosts four new exhibits and have extended one other from the winter schedule. Printmaking in the European Tradition, the 26th Annual Student Show, Bryant Holsenbeck's Bottle Cap Mandala, and Parkview A+ Arts Magnet Elementary School Students will be exhibited at TAG. Emanuel Lekkas' Past Glories: Photographs of the WTC in the upstairs Hallway Gallery has been held over into this exhibition time.

"Printmaking in the European Tradition" exhibited in TAG's Main Gallery was curated by local artist, John D. Gall, and features the work of 6 printmakers from across the country. These contemporary artists, who all work with traditional printing techniques in unique ways, include: Michael Barnes from Dekalb, IL, Judith Jaidinger from Chicago, IL, Brian Paulson from ND, Debrah Santini from GA, Mark Sisson from OK, and John Gall from Jamestown, NC. The term "European Tradition" refers to a printing tradition rooted with outstanding drawing coupled with accomplished craftsmanship. All of the artists in this show are not only actively producing prints but are continually exhibited in juried shows throughout America. Five different techniques are expertly demonstrated in this exhibit: engraving, intaglio (etching), lithography, wood engraving, and woodcut. This exhibition is intended to be not only an esthetic presentation but also an educational one. Detailed information on printmaking methods and terms will be available to visitors to the exhibit.

RECYCLE is the theme of the 26th Annual Student Show in Gallery B, featuring works by area middle and high school students. Inspired by the TAG-into-the-Schools outreach program, the artworks will use recycled materials. Durham artist Bryant Holsenbeck, who visited the schools, will judge the exhibit, and from Jan. 19-21 worked with groups of student volunteers to construct a fifteen foot Bottle Cap Mandala on the floor of the gallery. Funded by a grant from the High Point Community Foundation, this unique sculptural installation consists of thousands of plastic and metal bottle caps that intricately form a circular design, derived from the Tibetan Mandala.

Parkview A+ Arts Magnet Elementary School students will be exhibiting their work in Gallery C.

For more information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call TAG office at 336/487-2137.

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