Location: Michele Tuegel Contemporary gallery, 320 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Event: Exhibit Continuing: “Eclectic”: Metal + Mixed Media Constructs by JOHN GARRETT
to coincide with “Universal Music Day” and the SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF MICHELE TUEGEL CONTEMPORARY
Date/Time: Second Saturday ArtWalk: Saturday evening, October 11, 2014 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: Through October 25, 2014
Description: Internationally-recognized for his 30+ years of fine art, craft and sculpture using alternative materials, John Garrett’s solo show ECLECTIC opened at the gallery in September and continues through October 25, 2014. Garrett has worked simultaneously with two and three-dimensional formats to create his textile-based forms, which may combine woven, wrapped, plaited, riveted, painted, rusted, twined, nailed, stitched or tied processes. The material he employs almost always includes some sort of metal framework which is then combined with visually unpredictable objects such as nails, buttons, washers, corks, plastic flowers, bed springs, children’s building blocks, dominoes or any number of discarded objects. This exhibition shows a mix from his Curtain Series, Quilt Series, and suspended sculptures.
Currently a full time studio artist, John Garrett teaches workshops on creativity and experimental basketry at schools nationwide. [NOTE: He will be in St. Petersburg to conduct a two-day workshop on October 14 and 15, 2014, in collaboration between Michele Tuegel Contemporary and the Morean Arts Center. Please see http://www.moreanartscenter.org/education_classes/class.php?id=1117 ]. John has exhibited throughout the U.S. in hundreds of exhibitions, as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. His work has been widely acquired by museums and collectors, and is proudly represented at Michele Tuegel Contemporary in St. Petersburg, FL. On his way to the Mint Museum in Charlotte to lecture, his stop in St. Petersburg will include the 2-day workshop and also a reception to meet the artist Tuesday evening, October 14th from 5-7pm. The public is invited to attend.
St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 5 to 9 p.m. Over 40 galleries and studios in 5 neighborhood districts come together as one arts destination for this event. The October 11th ArtWalk event will coincide with Universal Music Day. Please download the map and list of participants to plan your artful evening at www.stpeteartsalliance.org.
In addition, at the Second Saturday ArtWalk we will be commemorating the second anniversary of Michele Tuegel Contemporary Art Gallery. Music, refreshments and possibly even a give-a-way will be provided for the celebration! The gallery also provides custom framing services by Gilbert Johnson. (727)204-0858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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