Saturday, September 03, 2005

Buchanan Center for the Arts Hosts OFTA Sept. 14

Imagine the following situation. A truck pulls up to the back door of your place of business and an hour later you have several dozen assorted sculptures and drawings scattered in disarray on the floor of the gallery. These items vary in size from six inches to six feet and in weight from a few ounces to a hundred pounds. In the next two days you must somehow make some sense out of these objects and turn them into a pleasing and unified exhibition.

If you have ever wondered how the director of an Art Gallery approaches this problem, you will want to attend Mike DiFuccia’s talk titled “How Do You Mount an Art Exhibition?” It will be presented at this month’s OFTA (Old Farts Talk Arts) at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 14th in the gallery of the Buchanan Center for the Arts on the square in downtown Monmouth, IL.

Mr. DiFuccia faced the challenge described above just last week when the sculptures and paintings of Skip Willits and Kristin Garnant arrived at the Buchanan gallery prior to the opening of their show titled “Steel Kimono & Other Objects.” To see how DiFuccia met and solved the puzzle of hanging and arranging these objects, you will have to attend his presentation and of course view the completed exhibit itself.

The formal opening of the Willits-Garnant show will be Friday, September 16th from 5:30-7:30 PM. More refreshments and the artists will be present at that time.

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