The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) is excited to announce the first Art in Public Places (AiPP) Group Exhibit of 2023, the 2023 Spring Showcase. This exhibit will be displayed at 122 E. Main Street beginning March 6, 2023.
The exhibit will kick off with a reception held on Tuesday, March 7, from 5:30-7 pm in the Starkville Area Arts Council's office in downtown Starkville. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by SAAC to reception attendees.
This show has the theme of Spring: new life, new beginnings, reinvigoration, a shedding of the old, and a representation of starting over. This exhibit will feature 47 works by 26 artists, including photography, acrylic, oil, printmaking, visual poetry, digital, metal, and more. Participating artists are local to Starkville and regional; some are from Chicago, IL, Alabama, and Washington.
"This show is extremely eclectic," stated Walter Diehl, a volunteer on the Art in Public Places committee.
Several pieces accepted to the exhibit are mixed media, including materials such as spray paint, pen and ink, found objects, resin, wood, beads and twine, and even rain. "The Spring Showcase this year has brought in a lot of new artists, especially students, who are doing some really cool and out-of-the-box work that we are really excited about," stated Juliette Reid, SAAC Program Coordinator. "We are very excited to be able to display these pieces in our space that we've previously been unable to display properly."
This exhibit will be on display in-person and online on the SAAC website from March 6 to May 1, 2023, in the Starkville Area Arts Council's building in downtown Starkville.
Works may be listed for sale as part of SAAC's AiPP series. SAAC provides reception and publicity, handles the collecting and reporting of MS State Sales Taxes on behalf of the artist for any works sold while taking a substantially reduced commission (20% instead of 50% usually charged by galleries). The artist keeps 80% of the proceeds. Please contact SAAC for more information on purchasing works (email@example.com).
For more information on our Art in Public Places exhibit series, visit www.starkvillearts.net/creativeeconomy
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