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Fragments: Found & Formed Opening Reception

Fragments: Found and Formed

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. With a shared sentiment, Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart often find their materials have a soul that contributes to the inner spirit of the final work of art; a spirit that is inherited from the found materials within. Their work carries with it the sentiment that the materials of ourselves and our lives on this earth are all parts of a whole, to be treated with respect and wonder. Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart will be hosting an Artist’s Talk on May 19, 6-8PM at the gallery.

Exhibition opens on May 10th, with a public reception of May 13th from 6-9PM at FRANK, with food provided by Acme Food and Beverage in Carrboro, NC.