Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to Rock Paper Scissors, an exhibition of work by three artists that will be on view at Marco Island Center for the Arts in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island from May 4 through May 29, 2018. The exhibition reception called “Second Tuesday” is from 5:30 – 7 PM on May 8th. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.
The exhibition will include work by Lucrezia Bieler, Angelika Kade, and Joanna Sunshine. The show’s title refers to the ancient hand game of Chinese origin and is a popular recreation enjoyed by children and adults the world over.
“Based on the objects the participants play, the game has three possible outcomes other than a tie. Rock beats Scissors. Paper beats Rock. Scissors beats Paper. Although there appears to be a distinct hierarchy among these three objects, neither is more privileged than the others. Like the game, no medium is more or less privileged than another. It’s all about what the artist does with the tools.”
The show is divided into three sections. Rock or stone has been used since early times for sculpture. Paper is known for its flexible nature for 2D and 3D art. Scissors are used for the cutting and folding of various materials. These artists utilize materials and methods to create beauty and surprise.
The Rock section is represented by German born sculptor, Angelika Kade. She started her artistic career in fashion design and then investigated different mediums. Ms. Kade has sculpted in various materials but mainly in alabaster (gypsum) and marble. Her work is based on figurative elements and mythological themes. She has exhibited in Europe and the United States.
Fiber artist Joanna Sunshine uses handmade papers, objects from nature, and found material to weave together storytelling and abstract art into a surprising collage for the Paper section. She likes to transform unlikely materials into art. Ms. Sunshine has been in juried exhibitions including The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Chrysler Museum.
Scherenschnitte means scissor cuts in German. It is the art of paper cutting design. The Scissors section highlights the work of Tallahassee-based International artist, Lucrezia Bieler. She started her career in the arts as the Chief Illustrator for the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. Bieler’s time and labor intensive intricate designs are cut out of a single sheet of paper. Her work has been displayed in the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and in Europe.
In the La Petite Galerie, Billie Granneman showcases her art of book making design. Each displayed book has a purpose and specific design with complimentary stitches. The covers are made of paper, leather or fabric.
All the artwork is for sale in the Lauritzen & Rush galleries, unless otherwise noted. Providing the appetizers for this month’s show is Salty Dog located at 599 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island.
Marco Island Center for the Arts offers a diverse array of classes for all ages. The schedule of our very popular Summer Youth Art Classes has been released. The Art Center also offers artmaking for adult students in the following areas: acrylic, clay, drawing, oil, pastels, stone, watercolor and more. Class schedules can be found www.marcoislandart.org/education. Register online or call 239-394-4221.
The 2017-2018 Exhibition Season is supported by a Community Grant from Walmart. We thank them for their support of the Arts in our community. Marco Island Center for the Arts thanks its other sponsors Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs, First Florida Integrity Bank, Condee Cooling & Electric, Inc. and Coastal Breeze News.