The BCAC welcomed photographer Sean McCroy and fiber artist Gege Holden as their guest artists for our First Friday Art Walk reception on Sept 5th at 5pm. Exhibiting in the Main Gallery with “The Dolls” project from I Love a Parade, Holden presents her work, “Color Studies” which creates a beautiful backdrop and compliments the work by I Love a Parade who will be the featured guest artists in October.
In Gallery X2 artist and photographer Sean McCroy brings us his new exhibit “Natural Motion” and presented at the First Friday Art Walk at 6pm. Using new equipment to allow slower shutter speeds and longer exposure times, McCroys work explores the world of motion creating sometimes surreal images in nature. ” This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the McKnight Foundation.”
With “Color Studies”, Holden features seasonal themes and colors expressed with fabric. Not your traditional quilt in design, these hand-pieced, hand-quilted blankets tell a story all on their own. At a distance or up close, each personal piece shows Holden’s ability to blend color while illustrating her sense of the world around her.
While Holden’s work gives the viewer a sense of comfort “The Dolls”, although touching and beautifully done, in contrast can make the viewer uncomfortable with the harsh reality of the lives of our homeless neighbors. All three exhibits will be on display through October 25th, 2008.