Rec′• la• ma′•tion (Reclamation – Art Exhibit)

the Arts | | January 8, 2010 at 13:41
Jupiter Carbine by Anthony Hicks

Jupiter Carbine by Anthony Hicks

Rec′• la• ma′•tion
Cheryl Weiss, Curator

Exhibition: Reclamation
Dates: Monday, November 23,2009 to Friday February 19, 2010 Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8am – 5pm, Free
to the Public
Location: Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside, Santa Maria

Santa Maria — The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents Rec′• la• ma′•tion,
a mixed media exhibition of regional artists curated by Cheryl Weiss, Professor of Art, Allan Hancock
College and Vice President of the Nipomo Arts Commission, facilitated by John Hood, Professor of Art,
Allan Hancock College and Arts Commissioner from the 5th District, from November 23, 2009 to
February 19, 2010 at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside, Santa Maria.

Rec′• la• ma′•tion showcases the work of regional artists who use mixed media and found objects to
explore ideas about the act and process of transformation and revitalization. Among artists featured in
the exhibition are:, Larry Dellnger, Anthony Hicks, Juan Manuel Perez, Natasha Stanton and Patti
Screen-Smith.

Cheryl Weiss said, “ According to the dictionary, reclamation is the act or process of reformation,
restoration of use or recovery. As a theme, this seems especially timely to me. When artists use mixed
media and found objects, their works transform what may be commonplace and discarded. What was
lost, is regained. By revitalizing what appears useless and worn, these pieces elevate our perceptions. It
is exciting, emotionally moving and thought-provoking when our imaginations are actively involved in
the creative process as we view the work. What emerges reconnects us to our shared humanity, our
spirit, a reverence for all life, and often our sense of humor and sense of wonder. “ Among the artists
participating are some for whom the Central Coast was once home. “I invited their participation, so they
could return here through their art, to reclaim and reaffirm their connection to this community,” Weiss
said.

This exhibition is a project of the County Arts in Public Places (CAPP) Committee of the Santa Barbara County Arts
Commission.

untitled by Juan Manual Perez

untitled by Juan Manual Perez

Here is link to article in the Santa Maria Sun:
http://www.santamariasun.com/art/3450/art-reclaimed/