Unique Art Showcased at Recycled Releases

By: Southern Shore Art Association Last Updated: September 25, 2012

SSAA-Recycled-ReleasesThe Southern Shore Art Association is pleased to present “Recycled Releases”: a unique “work of art” by artist Sadie Bridger and curated by Anneke Dekker.

“Recycled Releases”
October 5 – 28, 2012
Opening Reception First Friday October 5, 5-8pm
“Last Sunday” October 28, 2-4pm

Southern Shore Art Association Gallery
724 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours: First Friday 12-8pm, Fri, Sat, Sun 12-5pm

In this piece, Sadie is creating a public ritual space where there is no piece of art without the effort of others and “everybody is an artist”. Most people know instinctively that self-expression has a therapeutic benefit. Our ancestors drew paintings on their cave walls as a means of expressing themselves. Consciousness -- thought -- being alive -- can for better or worse cause anxiety, and one of the best ways to get rid of anxiety is to express it. Thus writing, drawing, painting, singing -- all these forms that are called “art” began as ways of transforming thoughts and feelings.

Sadie hopes that a work of art will be created not primarily by her, but by the participants in the process. Here, the viewer, anybody that enters the Gallery, can choose to express anything, in any form or fashion, while working with recyclable materials.

Please join the artist on Friday October 5, from 5-8pm, for the opportunity to “be an artist” during the free Opening Reception at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery and the monthly "First Friday" celebration in Michigan City’s historic Uptown Arts District. Light snacks and libations will be served.

On Sunday the 28th of October from 2-4pm, please join us again for a different “Last Sunday” event “What is Art Anyway – Everybody is an Artist” to view the completed project, put on finishing touches and take your part of it home if you wish.

For more info, check out www.SouthernShoreArtAssociation.com