Sunday, September 7, 2014
Taking in some art
I haven't been to a First Friday Art Event all summer long so when a friend called and asked if I wanted to go, I jumped at the chance. Our first stop was Pela Gallery for a new show opening that night called "Evidence of Life". What a great name for these out-of-this-world art pieces. The paintings are by Jason Hugger who paints "dreamlike strucures against realistic desertscapes". He says he was inspired by visits to the Middle East.
In the center of the photo above you will see a round, lighted sculpture created by Thad Trubakoff (Thad is the tall guy in front of the piece). It's described as a "giant pinwheel that leaps to life activated by the viewers presence before it". And, it really did leap to life with a whooshing sound and a some spinning action. I loved it!
There was another sculptor present too, his name was Brad Konick. The two pieces on the wall to the left were by him. I didn't get a shot of one of his great free standing pieces but if you click on the link above you can see a photo of it there.
I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today. I'm back in Treviso Italy again, this time with a sculpture that has an amusing history.