‘Creature Feature’ at Community Arts Center

Juror Brad Hagmayer’s love for animals and his incredible technical skill come together in his ceramic animal sculptures like “Polka Dot Octopus” which will be included in the “Creature Feature” exhibition opening at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, on February 3, 2018.

“Creature Feature,” an exhibition juried by Brad Hagmayer, Garth Herrick and Martha Perkins that features artistic interpretations of the theme “creature” using any conceptual framework desired, opens in the Duke Gallery at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA, on February 3  and runs through March 9. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The show will be anchored by a multi-piece ceramic installation by Brad Hagmayer and Bob Deane and will feature selected entries that are two dimensional works in mixed media, wall sculpture, hand-pulled prints, photography or digital art (no digital print reproductions of hand-made works) plus three dimensional works. Entries must have been completed during the last three years and not previously exhibited at Community Arts Center. Selected entries are in competition for cash prizes in Best of Show, Second and Third Place. Most exhibited works are available for sale.

The public is invited to meet and greet “Creature Feature’s” exhibiting artists at the reception and awards ceremony on February 18 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions. Additionally, there will be artist receptions on February 18th for the BeaDazzle Gallery Wall exhibit of mono prints by Alvina Ridpath and the Stairwell Gallery exhibit of 2D art work of the students of instructor Alice Myers Wallace and 3D art work of the students of instructor Lucy Edwards.

Also at the CAC that day, musician Peter Delaplane will perform a solo guitar recital featuring the works of Bach, Diabelli, Sor, Villa Lobos and Jobim from 3 -4 p.m. The recital will take place in the Ballroom, a separate space from the exhibitions. Peter has been performing and teaching music in the Philadelphia and surrounding area for 20 years and is the founder and musical director of The Rock Garden, a summer music program for 10-18 year olds, which is offered at the Community Arts Center each summer.

Paul Downie, Executive Director of Community Arts Center said, “It will be a wonderful day of art and music at the CAC. We have been planning the Creature Feature show for over three years, spearheaded by CAC faculty member and Potters Guild member Brad Hagmayer. The juried show will feature work by many local artists who share an affinity for “creatures” of all sorts. We’re also very pleased to present Peter Delaplane’s guitar recital, which he has prepared in anticipation of receiving his Masters of Fine Arts degree in music this spring. A highly talented and versatile performer, Peter presents his rock and roll camp here each summer, sharing the magic of music with young people.”

The Community Arts Center is at 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. For additional information, call CAC at 610-566-1713 or visit communityartscenter.org.

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