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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

PULP ART at The Carnegie

Gallery Director Bill Seitz of The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY) described the current exhibition he organized as work by "a stellar collection of artists who demonstrate the multi-faceted way paper is used as a medium." Two of the eleven artists, Margaret (Peg) Rhein and Sara Pearce, are CBAS members. Sara's wonderful collages, including antique and vintage papers, can be found in one gallery, while Peg's pulp and textile figures plus handmade papers are located in two nearby spaces.

Your blogger visited The Carnegie last Sunday afternoon to hear Peg talk about her work. A nice crowd of thirty listened as she spoke of what inspired her images in the new figural pieces — the loss of a sister, dear friends, careers of circus performers, migrant workers, a rainbow over New York City after Hurricane Sandy, and Emilie, whose father's story of how she would light up the room touched many hearts. In addition, Peg talked about the hanging installation of 400 postcard-sized examples of paper she has produced in twenty-eight years of hand papermaking. Do try to get to The Carnegie between now and the end of the exhibition on February 15 to see the work of all the artists and especially our CBAS stars. (Thanks to Peg's brother Tom for the photos!)

For more about Sara's work: http://paperwithapast.com
For more about Peg's work: http://margaretrhein.com

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