BIG ARTS presents awards for ‘Recycle It’ exhibit
On Saturday, BIG ARTS fine arts sculpture exhibit hosted an awards presentation for their “Recycle It” exhibit, curated by Bea Pappas. The judge for this exhibit was Jo-Ann Lizio, artist and gallery owner in Naples.
“I enjoyed seeing the diverse work presented for consideration,” said Lizio, who also crafts art from recycled objects. “I am an artist that likes the challenge and expansion of my ‘palette.’ The range and level of the art was vast. We ended with 66 pieces. This exhibit challenged artists to solve problems, believe in the creative process and the element of the unknown.”
The first place award went to Joe Thompson for “Preparing To Shrug,” which was made from more than 37 discarded computer keyboards and over 300 wrenches. The second place winner was Carol M. Rosenberg for “Last Smash,” made from a wooden tennis racquet. The third place winner was Dorothy Wallace for “Dangerous Music,” made from recycled glass and nails.
Judge’s Merit Awards went to Ralph Bigletti, Scott Durfee, Matthew Engel and Byron M. Wood.
Honorable mention winners were Jerry Churchill, Mary Ann Devos, Jack Graham, Ricki Howie, Anna Marie Jacobi, Anne Kittel, Frank Mason, Bea Pappas and Wes Roberts.
The “Recycle It” exhibit is open through Monday, March 1. Phillips Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Recycle It” is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore.
For further information about this exhibit, events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road in Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.