"Fun With Images," on display in April in the gallery at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, features the collages of nine artists from the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona.
The word "collage" derives from the French word "coller," meaning "to glue." This art form is a process of pasting papers or found objects onto a surface to create new images. These unrelated elements are arranged to produce a composition that expresses symbolic meanings or emotional effects.
In fall 2011, a group of artists from the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, including Marti White, took a collage workshop with David Adix, a Tucson mixed-media artist. One of the exercises during the workshop was to develop a collage from pictures cut out of picture books - pictures that were not necessarily related to one another but when reassembled into a collage formed a thought-provoking image.
White invited several CASA members to join her in her studio to work with this form of collage. The collage group now includes White and eight other artists - Jill Ballesteros, Mary Bourret, Carol Chambers, Eileen Dudley, Patti Lewis, Ann Lous, Stephanie McInroy and Carmen Williams.
View the Kirk-Bear exhibit starting Monday during library hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
For further information, call the library at 594-5275.
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