“Piercing the Mundane” at Gallery 86 through September 22
For three short weeks this fall Haywood County Arts Council invites the public to look at ordinary objects, and see the extraordinary. “Piercing the Mundane: the Women of NoHa” has opened at Gallery 86 featuring six women artists, all of whom reside in the northern half of Haywood County. The women have joined together to explore the reinterpretation of ordinary objects within the mediums of textile, clay, wood, jewelry, and mixed media.
Caryl Brt, Suzanne Gernandt, Susan Livengood, Sheree White Sorrells, Kaaren Stoner, and Kim Thompson; all career professional artists, are taking a stab at the word “mundane.” Their individual works are each a statement in mindfulness of the ordinary. The concept originated around a meeting of friends for coffee. The challenge issued across their conversation was to capture that valuable second glance: a stone can be more than a random rock on the ground, a chair can be a character statement, and a blank wall doesn’t need to be.
The public is invited to the reception for “Piercing the Mundane” on September 7, from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Waynesville Gallery Association’s Art after Dark in downtown Waynesville. All artists will be available for the meet and greet. On Saturday, September 8, Gallery 86 will also participate in Waynesville’s “Saturday Stroll” from 11am-3pm.
For more information please contact Kay Miller, Director of the Haywood Arts Council at 828-452-0593, or Suzanne Gernandt at 828-400-1040. Gallery 86 is open Monday thru Saturday, 10am to 5pm. “piercing the mundane” will be on display through September 22, 2012.
For more information about “Piercing the Mundane: The Women of NoHa” visit www.facebook.com/TheWomenofNoHa as well as the Arts Council’s website at www.haywoodarts.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/haywoodarts. The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.