Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Arts Commission Announces Brown, LaBay, LaValley & Yager Exhibition


The Brown, LaBay, LaValley & Yager Exhibition will be on display January 17 –February 24, 2012 in the Parkwood Gallery.  The public is invited to joinus for a reception for the exhibition on Friday, February 3 from 6 to 8 pm.

The artists in this exhibition are united in a conceptual approach to art making.

Alyssa Brown uses photography as a documenting tool to explore how identity is created in one’s personal space and attire.  Sherepresents the memories that are attached to a single piece of clothing.  Thisseries pairs a journalistic photograph with a written statement recording a personal reflection from the subject of the photograph.  Alyssa is pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentration in New Media at the University of Toledo.

Another University of Toledo artist, Julia La Bay, uses casts of her own body to represent the raw emotion of specific life altering decisions. She captures the struggles that any woman may go through from relationships to abuse to motherhood.  Julia is completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree concentrating in Sculpture with a minor in Printmaking.

The artwork of Antoinette LaValley, M.D. reflects upon life of the individual and family through their bones. She connects the transformation of bones during life to the impact left on thebones at death.  Dr. LaValley has worked as a diagnostic neuroradiologistsince 1990.

Last, but certainly not least, the installation of Michael Yager provokes curiosity.  He encourages the viewer to interactwith his so-named space coconuts.  Interaction elicits light and soundresponses from this interactive installation.  Michael currently teachesas adjunct faculty at OwensCommunity College.

The Parkwood Gallery is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 4:30pm and is located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue,  Suite 120 off of Monroe Street in Downtown Toledo.

The Arts Commission is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in thecommunity, serving Northwest Ohio since 419-254-ARTS

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