Coming Unbound - Book as Sculpture - April 14, 2013
Take a tour of the art exhibit. This was an invitational show including eleven artists. Curated by Jean-Marie Tarascio, also one of the artists included in the show, we see books used as sculpture in many differing approaches. The video takes you through the pieces in the show, which was presented at the Northwest Arts Center.
Coming Unbound: The Artists Speak - April 14, 2013
In this video the artists speak about their experience in putting together the exhibit Coming Unbound, Book as Sculpture at the Northwind Arts Center. Here you see the works of the artists as they tell about how they came to create the pieces in the show. This is the companion piece to another video which presents all the pieces in the show without comment. Here six of the eleven artists came together to discuss their work. Five artists were not able to attend the discussion and are not included in this video.
Small Expressions 12: A Juried Show of Small Format Artworks. This juried show included works by 69 artists from Jefferson, Clallam, Kitsap, King, Pierce, and Thurston counties and showcased a range of diverse media from jewelry, painting, and sculpture to ceramics, fiber, photography, printmaking, and basketry.
Michael McCollum was a professor and dean of art at the University of Nevada for twenty- six years and a dean at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle until 2001. He has exhibited widely and his work in represented in many collections including the Renwick, Brooklyn and DeYoung Museums. He has worked in a range of media since 1964. McCollum now maintains a studio in Sequim where he is presently working in wood.
McCollum was pleased by the high quality of over 250 submissions and selected 126 works for this show. "I am always looking for something I've not seen before; using familiar materials in new ways as well as working with new materials." He was particularly glad to see more sculpture that reaches beyond the figurative.