Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond

Presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council
Friday, May 18, 2012 (6-9pm)
YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street

Margrit P. Tydings-Petrie is an ambassador of “imaginationary” art, and her one-woman mixed media show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery highlights her unique perspective. With a get-your-hands-dirty, no-nonsense approach to the creative process, Petrie enchants and enlivens! This exhibit celebrates Margrit’s dynamic masks, sculptures, paintings & drawings.

This well-seasoned artist has been influenced by various cultures and environments, having traveled extensively and notoriously; her exploits include riding across Canada in a potato chip truck. Margrit focuses on the Earth and its valuable but limited resources, motivating her to work with recycled materials from diverse sources. Petrie’s colorful sculpture, Form Stack, is made from Styrofoam shipping boxes dressed in vibrant paper mache hues.

Known for its euphoric faces and attractive shapes, Margrit’s art is captivating. Her love for heart-shaped objects led to her winning the Yellow Springs Village Artisans’ 2012 Best of Valentine’s Theme Show, and her sketches of the female form were a prominent feature of the recent controversial Women’s Voices Out Loud Exhibit.

Join us on Friday, May 18 at the YSAC Gallery from 6-9pm for the Opening Reception of Margrit Tydings-Petrie’s Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond. Whimsical refreshments and wine will be provided. The YSAC Gallery will also be open for the community to view this exhibit on May 19 & 26 and June 2. During these Saturdays, the artist will facilitate workshops highlighting paper mache techniques; adult fees are $5 per hour, including all materials, and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult (contact Margrit at 937-767-7039 for reservations). The YSAC Gallery will be open from 9am-5pm on June 9, which is Street Fair in Yellow Springs.

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