The Starkville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the next group exhibit in the Art in Public Places (AiPP) program, titled Faces & Figures. All works submitted to this exhibit were inspired in some way by the human form.
The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on Tuesday, July 12, from 5:30-7 pm in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership lobby in downtown Starkville.
"Faces & Figures" features works from 19 artists across Mississippi and the South. Mediums range from photography, quilted fabric, paper cuttings, and bronze sculpture to more traditional mediums like oil and watercolor. Works accepted to this exhibit represent literal interpretations of the theme and more abstract interpretations.
One artist in the exhibit, Walter Diehl, wrote about one of his pieces, "During our travels, I usually shy away from taking photographs of people. However, during our recent trip to Egypt and in anticipation of this show, I purposefully photographed as many local people as possible. This gentleman is smiling because we had just spent quite a sum of money in his alabaster shop. His visage recalls many years of hard work going back generations. He never stopped smiling, at all times encouraging us to buy more."
Desirae Oliver wrote about one of her accepted pieces, "The concept for my piece revolves around the second definition for the word garden, a large public hall, with the example being Madison Square Garden. For people, I decided to make them hooded figures to represent looks that should not matter. The piece relates to the theme because it shows hooded figures in a peaceful way instead of unruly."
The hybrid exhibit will be on display from July 5 to September 6, 2022, in the Partnership Lobby in Downtown Starkville and online on the SAAC website (starkvillearts.net/creativeeconomy). More information on each artist and their works can be found on the online exhibit page.
As part of SAAC’s AiPP series, works may be listed for sale. SAAC provides reception and publicity and 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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