On display: February 2, 2023 – February 24, 2023
Opening Reception: February 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee and the West Coast Florida Society of Goldsmiths proudly present this juried metals exhibit that will be complimented with a curated 2D body of metal work by Ralph Berger.
This exhibit will be displayed in our gallery and on our website
- Delivery of work: All shipped work must be delivered to the ArtCenter no later than January 27, 2023. In-person delivery, January 28 between 9 am and noon. Artists are responsible for shipping to and from ArtCenter Manatee. Any work received without a pre-paid return label will not be exhibited. Ship work to: ArtCenter Manatee, Attn: Angie Lukas, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton FL 34205
Many of my pieces are made from found objects which I transform and re-purpose. My metal art explores the beauty of positive and negative space. Lao Tzu speaks eloquently about the importance of
”Thirty spokes share the hub of a wheel; yet it is its center that makes it useful. You can mould clay into a vessel; yet, it is its emptiness that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows from the walls of a house; but the ultimate use of the house will depend on that part where nothing exists. Therefore, something is shaped into what is; but its usefulness comes from what it’s not.”