Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division presents “Found Objects"


(Upper Arlington, OH) – The Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division will present “Found Objects,” an exhibition of artwork by Rick Borg, Donald Humes and artists from the Blue Shoe Gallery. Found Objects will be on view in the Concourse Gallery at the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road April 18 through May 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Found art, more commonly known as found objects, describes art created from common objects not normally considered artistic.

Found art derives its significance from the context into which it is put, questioning the very nature of art itself, and blurring the traditional perceptions of art. Found objects often used by artists include the repurposing of street signs, bottle caps, recycled paper, household items, scrap wood, and furniture. Create your own found object artwork with artist Nikos and materials from The Keep Franklin County Beautiful’s Waste Not Center during the reception on Monday May 1, 6-7:30 p.m. These art creations will be displayed for the duration of the exhibit.

Columbus artist, Rick Borg creates unique paintings combining recycled objects with house paint, oil, acrylic and enamel. Rick paints imaginative subjects of alligators, bears and fantastic scenes of machines and animals on all sides of the objects. Imaginative and resourceful, Rick transforms any object considered by most as garbage into a work of art. Donald Humes, a Columbus artist and carpenter, is fascinated with scrap wood and found objects. Donald reuses, renews and recycles pieces to construct sculptures of combined materials and furniture. To complete the show artists working together through Blue Shoe Art Gallery of Lancaster exhibit their unique found art objects. These artists are with or without disabilities, working and learning together to express themselves through creative artwork. Don’t miss finding creativity and inspiration through Found Objects! Please visit the Cultural Arts Division web section at www.ua-ohio.net, under Parks, Recreation and Leisure or call 583-5310.

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