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Curator’s Statement

The Art on the Wall series is part of a multi-cultural exploration into the nature of creativity and understanding. The theme for the first four years took its jump-off point from the Classical Greek elements – earth, air, fire and water – that underscore Western understanding of the world around us.  These were followed by the Chinese elements of stone (a component of earth) then  metal and wood, which are also components of earth.  For example, water (enriched with earth’s minerals and metals) nourishes wood; wood fuels fire and creates ash from which metals are derived. 

This year (the 6th in the series) the work investigates METAL.  As before, twelve artists were given identical formats to work with and then asked to interpret the theme in any way they wanted with any medium. The artists this year felt especially challenged by the theme of METAL and they created some wonderful work. The resulting artwork speaks for itself. The artists hope their work will create within you some thoughtful responses and questions. 

Carol Hassen, Fall 2016

Art on the Wall 2016 Brochure


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