Shaping Imagination: An Artist's Show and Story

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Edgy contemporary art at once thoughtful and stimulating. The installation, What She Could See, invites viewers to move about its multiple paths, get close to the inventive works made of clay, paper, canvas, bamboo, even lamp parts. It’s an immersive experience. The Sarasota artist behind What She Could See, is Joan Libby Hawk, ceramist and painter. “I’m intrigued by the idea of freeing painting from the frame, experimenting with three-dimensional art in various media and creating a whole piece,” she says.  Two sided paintings, like vintage 45 rpm records, offer a theme and variation in one work. Boldly colored and glowing folded paper strips hang from the gallery ceiling, kinetic, changing. Her ceramics, looking simultaneously both ancient and modern, ground the exhibit: larger pieces function like symbolic garden markers showing the way. On Saturday, February 24, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, the artist will be telling the What She Can See story, From Studio to Gallery, which is open to the public and free, at the Ringling College Englewood Art Center, 350 S McCall Road, Englewood. The show is open through March 14, 2024. 

Ringling College Englewood Art Center, eac@ringling.edu; 941-474-5548.

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