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PRESS RELEASE - Spirit
215 South Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Gallery Project presents Spirit, an exhibit featuring artists who
exalt in expressing the interior space of the soul in a post-modern
period of pluralism. The exhibit, curated by Detroit painter, Ed
Fraga, opens at noon on Wednesday, June 25 and continues through 4pm
on Sunday, August 3. The opening reception is Friday, June 28 from
Exhibiting artists include Mary Ann Aitken, Joyce Brienza, Ed Fraga, Scott Hocking, Frank Pahl, Tom Phardel, Terri Sarris, James Stevens and Sharon Que.
"Expression of the spiritual through works of art has been with mankind throughout civilizations, from the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico to the Lascaux caves in France. The artists chosen for "Spirit" have a common love of materials to their respective aesthetics, whether expressed through paint or sculpture. The painters focus on narrative imagery. Each body of iconography finds a unique language to explore an individualized vision of self. The sculptors approach more monumental themes of community and history. They reference past civilizations which communally express collective belief in the transcendent. If successful, the exhibit will stimulate a discourse on the role artists play as visionaries in telling us something about ourselves as the body human."
-- Ed Fraga, 2008
If successful, the exhibit will stimulate a discourse on the role artists play as visionaries in telling us something about ourselves as the body human. Gallery Project is a fine art collaborative. Its mission is to provide a venue for contemporary art that is culturally aware, individualistic, courageous, and thought provoking. Gallery Project is located at 215 South Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9; and Sunday, noon to 4. The gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, call 734-997-7012 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at thegalleryproject.com.