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ARTS VISALIA July Meet-the-Artists Opening Reception
2017 Form & Function Repurposed

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2017 Form & Function Repurposed features four artists who utilize rescued materials to create new forms with dimension and storyteller emphasis. The exhibition includes pieces by Brent Mosley, Shirley Keller, Buddy Jones, and David Griswold. Brent Mosley is the Board President of the Arts Consortium. Brent has a keen eye and actively creates art. Each piece is unique but shares a commonality of surreal beauty. He is a photographic DJ via his website Sleekmaus and has explored many other avenues of art as well. Shirley Keller currently resides in Three Rivers and is a part of the First Saturday arts event in Three Rivers. Many of her pieces incorporate dot work which was inspired by painters from Mexico and Australia. She began painting dots on thrown away objects, turning them into recycled works of art. Buddy Jones is a wood artist. His latest piece is a wood sculpture crafted from the stump of a tree that had been cut down at the southeast corner of Main and Church in Visalia. He sculpts may decorative pieces from rescued wood and collects abandoned wood from various places throughout the Central VAlley. David Griswold began creating birdhouses from a client's barn that had blown down. The texture of the lives of the farmers is represented in the wood he recycles and it tells a story of purpose and struggle in an environment not always compliant with the wishes of the new steward. With this show, the gift shop will feature a number of repurposed artists as well.

Exhibition runs July 5 to July 28.

Opening Reception: July 7th, 6-8 pm, sponsored by Jack & Charlie's, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant and Renewable Solar.

Artist Talk with Buddy Jones held on July 8th at 2:00 p.m.

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