We had dinner at Gino's, an old Italian restaurant on State Street. It's one we have gone to for 40 years. Stuffed ourselves well, we did.
Then we rambled over to the warehouse where the Art Show was being held. The top two floors have been rented but until they were finished some group had an opportunity to have a "gallery" showing. I looked all over and so did John but we couldn't find ANYTHING that told us who the artists were. The art work had little display tags with the artists name and the name of the piece but no price tag, no affiliations, nothing. So, I have no idea if this was a high school project, graduate program, independent artists or what.
You can click on the collage to get a better look at some of the art work.
I have to tell you that Zeus and I weren't particularly impressed.
I KNOW that Madison has a vibrant art community. I didn't feel like I was seeing any of that at this showing.
These pictures are what I considered the "best" of the lot.
In the upper left is an alphabet carved out of thin dead leaves.
That large hanging structure was a piece of foam cut and placed in swirls and curves.
The match stick style sculpture was put together with tiny bands of copper.
I watched a young man about 8 run past it, I held my breath. Apparently, his parents or who ever he came with didn't tell him not to run around. sigh
There was plenty of food, wine, sodas and goodies for all to eat.
The black things on the floor were pieces of black foam cut to look like shadows, I guess.
The pink and orange foam stuff on the pedestal was entitled COTTON CANDY and some patrons felt they could help themselves to it and eat it. I looked at the card and it said, Cotton candy, wood fiber, varnish, etc. I wonder what was going on in the patrons mind that they thought they could just eat the art work?
The wood bench was very comfortable and Zeus thought that would be a good thing to make for the paths around our property, for sitting and thinking on.
The graffiti mural was probably 16 feet long and ran the length of the space.
My own personal thought is that it would have been more interesting if the artist had provided markers for the patrons to add to the canvas. Interactive graffiti?
:)Bea Who is going to go on creating her own artwork.