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November 28, 2011 Arts and Entertainment

Silver Circle Gallery Opens New Show Friday, Dec. 2 6:00 to 8:00 PM-Free

Trashformations: Trash to Treasure Holiday Art Exhibit

 

Where:   Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam CT

 

When:    On Display Nov. 30 – Dec. 31, 2011

 

Exhibit Opening:  This Friday, Dec. 2 -  6:00 to 8:00 pm - Free & Open to the Public

 

 

The Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, CT is proud to announce the upcoming exhibit Trashformations: From Trash to Treasure, a holiday display showcasing contemporary artwork by nineteen artists that live locally, regionally, and even internationally. The opening reception, Friday, December 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, is a free event that will allow the public to view the artwork and meet many of the artists.

 

Clock by Luci Lytle

 

Co-curator and exhibiting artist Debora  J. Aldo of Pietre Dure Design, is a nationally known CT -based mosaic artist who has studied with highly regarded instructors from Europe and across the US. Deb first conceptualized the show in hopes of bringing something new and unusual to the typical holiday art displays often seen in regional galleries. With that in mind, not only are the pieces chosen for the show beautiful and affordable, they make a larger statement because of their quirky origins. In a time of consumerism and waste, especially around the holidays, Deb and Silver Circle Gallery owner Carly Martin both feel that showcasing artwork that epitomizes the up-cycling trend will capture the ideal notion of downsizing in a fun, unpredictable, and meaningful way.

 

Trashformations will feature artwork in a wide variety of mediums with a high level of craftsmanship and sophistication despite their humble origins. Included in the show are mosaics, textiles, sculpture, furniture, fashion accessories, collage, assemblage, functional home accessories, and purely conceptual artistic statements that were chosen for dramatic effect (such as a twenty foot paper mache dragon to be hung from the ceiling).  Most pieces, however, are suitable in scale and price for one-of-a-kind “green” holiday gift-giving purposes.

 

 

Exhibiting artists include Debora J. Aldo, Anita Gangi Balkun, Gwen Basilica, Banu Cevikel, Lisa M. Corson, Linda Dadak, Ted Demers, Jennifer Flanagan, Frances Kornbluth, Luci Lytle, Cheryl Martin, Audrey Mucci, Jane Pettit, Sumukha Ravishankar, Shaun Rock, Nikki Sullivan, Carol Talkov, Kaarina Talvila, and Paul Zelanski

 

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Silver Circle Gallery is located at 75 Main Street in Downtown Putnam. Since 2008, Silver Circle has been a fresh, contemporary space where local and regional artists collaborate to show and sell their work, educate others, and inspire one another and their community through the visual arts.

 

Visit www.SilverCircleGallery.com for more information.

 

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