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High School Art Showcase at YorkArts@CityArt
YorkArts@CityArt, 118 W Philadelphia St. is proud to showcase the artwork of nine York County high schools from March 31 - May 31, 2014. Each high school will be installing these one-week exhibitions themselves, as well as organizing the opening receptions, functioning as a learning experience for art students of York County.
Participating this year:
Opening Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd
YorkArts Gallery, 10 N Beaver St., York 17401
Enjoy light refreshments and view this MUST SEE exhibit.
“Louder than Words” explores both literal and abstract interpretations of visual communication through a variety of media and techniques. From Melvin Way’s obsessive scripts to Jim Bloom’s mixed media collages; from advertising posters to tribal symbolism, this exhibition challenges the relationship between language and art by focusing on the myriad of way artists’ use words and signs to convey their message. “Louder than Words” will be on display at YorkArt until Saturday, June 7. 2014.
About YorkArts’ Collecting Cultural Icons Exhibits:
Every Spring, YorkArts celebrates the fundamental role of “The Collector” in the art world. The purpose of our exhibition series is to highlight local collectors and the artwork they’ve collected, as well as to inspire gallery visitors to start building collections of their own.
” Acquisition is ordinary – collection, exceptional. Collecting art requires passion for an aesthetic. Surrounding oneself with art seems commonplace, however abundance is not necessarily a “collection”. Collectors have examined themselves and their aesthetic tastes over time. His/her art oftentimes share characteristics indicative to the owner. The home and/or workplace of an art collector becomes their gallery, shaped by each new piece added to an ever-changing showcase of art.
Passionate collectors fuel the art industry. Museums dedicate entire wings to the display of personal collections overflowing with masterpieces. Art collecting, however, is not reserved for the rich & powerful; “Good art” doesn’t have to cost tens of thousands of dollars. Art that draws you in- that compels you- that makes you smile: that’s “good art”. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you’re the beholder!
There can be no fear in collecting. You don’t need an art degree to have an opinion on weather or not you like what you’re looking at. People rarely begin their collections at Sotherbys or with professional art dealers; more often it’ll be a compulsive $25 purchase at the local art market, and why not!? That’s part of what makes art collecting such a fulfilling endeavor for so many people. You never know when you’ll stumble on a masterpiece. Start collecting.”
-Maggie Moran, YorkArts Gallery Director
For more information on our gallery exhibits or programs, please call 717-848-3200, or visit www.yorkarts.org
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