FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 10, 2009
Contact: Susan Loden, 352-483-2900, email@example.com
Paper Works 4 Me competitive exhibit opens Dec. 18, at Lake Eustis Museum of Art
EUSTIS – Central Florida artists dominate the inaugural Paper Works 4 Me exhibit, which opens with a 6 – 9 p.m. artists’ reception Dec. 18 and runs through Jan. 10, 2010 at Lake Eustis Museum of Art.
This competitive exhibit drew entries from the Southeast and as far away as California. Judge Ryan Burkhart, of Charlotte, NC, however, chose fine art works by Florida artists including: Sally Woods Alexandres, Laraine Astarita, Donne Bitner, Emily C. Boris, Stephen Carey, Jenny Zoe Casey, Steven P. Halavac, Sean Jenness, Cooper Jennings, Martha Lent, Betty M. Parker, Margaret Parsons, Richard Reep, Robin Maria Pedrero, Sue Reynolds, Lucina Roark, Dawn Schreiner, Henry Sinn, Barbara Vey, Kimberly DH Waltz, Anita Wexler and Patricia H.K. Zalisko.
“Many of these artists are well established and some are emerging, such as Stephen Carey, of Orlando, and Sean Jenness, of Grand Island,” says Susan Loden, executive director of Lake Eustis Museum of Art. “The mediums are pretty traditional, with many exciting two-dimensional paintings, prints and collages. A few works are unique sculpture or complex collage. All feature paper as a primary element.”
Purchase awards will be made by the art museum during the opening reception.
Paper Works 4 Me artists’ works will be exhibited alongside master works including Marcel Duchamp’s final readymade and pieces by Man Ray, Yoko Ono, Christo and more greats. These pieces from William Copley’s SMS Collection of Multiples from 1968 have an extended run at LEMA. Copley’s collection was installed Oct. 31 as part of Orlando collector/artist Robin Van Arsdol’s exhibition, “RV & HIS DEAD FRIENDS, which ran through Dec. 13.
Works by Burkhart will also be exhibited in Paper Works 4 Me. He is co-founder of Firsthand Editions, in Charlotte, and former director of Flying Horse Editions Fine Arts Research Press at UCF in Orlando. His paintings, fine art and collaborative prints and art books are collected and exhibited internationally.
“After the first of the year, artists should check www. LakeEustisMuseumofArt.org, for information on Paper Works 4 Me II, which will culminate with a December 2010 Paper Works 4 Me II exhibit at the museum,” Loden says.
Lake Eustis Museum of Art at 200 B East Orange Ave., Eustis, is open Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Monday and open weekends noon – 4. Adult non-members are asked to donate $5 per visit to Lake County’s only art museum.