More than 200 people turned out on Friday, December 6 for the opening of the Rejectamenta exhibit. Artists were challenged to create new works out of discarded materials or trash. The juried exhibition featured works by nearly 70 artists in a wide variety of mediums. The juror, Mary Voytek, selected winners which were announced during the reception. Andrew Corke won $100 for his piece “Death Owl” which was created from bicycle tires. Lily Hatchett’s “Pole” won 2nd Place and Lindsey Wollard English took 3rd Place for her piece “Biography of a Tree II”. Four Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kellen Beck Mills, Leo Johnson, Dale Weber and J. Wolfgang Fry. Covanta Energy was the Rejectamenta exhibition sponsor.
Stop by anytime during normal Alliance business hours to see the exhibit, which remains on display until December 28. Artwork by Dr. Kyra Belan is on display in the Member Gallery. The Alliance’s next exhibit FLAG 7 opens Friday, January 10. It will feature work by artists who are members of the Florida Artists Group, a collection of accomplished artists that has been organizing exhibitions around the state since 1949.