Very Special Arts
Feb. 25 - March 23
An exhibit of children’s art work organized by the State Organization on Arts and Disabilities.
IndustrIal Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein
March 1 - July 6
Michelle Stitzlein, Baltimore, OH, creates found object art/sculpture from recycled materials. Stitzlein's series of more than 14 moths and lichen range in size from 3’ to 11’. She began working on this series in 2003, inspired by "myriad varieties of beautiful, exotic moths and lichen in my own backyard." These pieces are cobbled together in the most pristine way from old piano keys, tin cans, license plates and bicycle tires, among other things. The exhibit will also include several pieces from her new series using recycled electric wire and other found objects.
She has also written two books, Bottle Cap, Little Bottle Cap; and Cool Caps outlining projects for children, families, schools and non-profits utilizing recycled, plastic bottle caps. In late Feb. Stitzlein will spend two days creating a bottle cap mural for the Appleton with the help of students at North Marion Middle School. Stitzlein will also participate in the March 1 First Saturday from 1-3 pm where families will be able to create bottle cap magnets. The exhibit and mural project are funded in part by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Young in Art
April 19 - May 18
The exhibit features art work by Marion County Public School students in grade K-12. A reception is scheduled for Sat., April 2.
New Art of the Loom
April 26 - June 29
This exhibit reveals the woven dreams of artists from 18 countries who combine the ancient craft of weaving with artistic expressions of today, resulting in a display of visually captivating and thought-provoking murals. Organized and curated by Dirk Holger.