An Abandoned Department Store Stocks Up on Art
by Sarah Rose Sharp
Thank you to Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery for including me in this awesome collaborative project! Go HERE for the interview
Gallery Project presents Wish List, a dual-site, multi-media exhibition in which over 40 local, regional, national artists share their visions for a desired future state. In Toledo, Ohio, Wish List opens on Saturday, August 1 at One Lake Erie Center (600 Jefferson Ave) and runs through August 30 (with the opening reception: Saturday, August 1 from 6-9pm). In Ann Arbor, It opens at the Ann Arbor Art Center at 117 W. Liberty on Friday, September 11 and runs through October 17 (opening reception on Friday, September 11 from 6-9pm).
Exhibiting artist include Heather Accurso, Hiba Ali, Sara Buckius, Seder Burns, Alex Buzzalini, Angelo Conti, Ruth Crowe, Rocco DePietro, Matt Degenaro, Anthony Fontana, Tim Gaewsky, Erin Garber Pearson, Nicole Gordon, John Gutoskey, Clifton Harvey, Adrian Hatfield, Mark Hereld, Dan Hernandez, Dustin Hostetler,Nicole Jacquard, Vijay Kumar, Julianne Lindsey, Tom McMillen-Oakley, Alex Mandrila, Mario Moore, Vince Mountain, Michael Nagara, Scott Northrup, Frank Pahl, Teresa Petersen, Erica Podwoiski, Marianetta Porter, Gloria Pritschet, Boris Rasin, Colin Raymond, Gary Setzer, Brian Spolans, Jack Summers, Andrew Thompson, Cristen Velliky, Ed Weiss, Ellen Wilt, Robin Wilt, and Nick Zagar. Wish List is curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro, founders and directors of Gallery Project.
I was included in this group exhibition juried by Peter Williams at The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI. April 10 - May 24, 2015
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Go HERE for interview