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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Marianist Environmental Education Center Exhibit

This series of photos came from the Marianist Environmental Education Center annual exhibit.  The show is always on some aspect of nurturing our environment.  The theme this year was "Living Green."  The gallery is Gallery St. John located in Beavercreek.

This striking assemblage claimed my eye immediately.  The spectrum appeared to be slim cylinders of color held together and displayed as a unit.  In actuality, it was edges of cartons of food from cereal and various fast serve cartons.  I believe the title was "Not Enough Greens." 

 This blue and green "chandelier" looked at first glance like fine blown glass suspended from the ceiling.  Instead it was plastic bottles, painted with transparent paint and cut so as to look like spirals of glass.  Believe it or not, this came from the second grade class of a local elementary school.
 Here are my four little entries (behind the plastic spiral).  They are posted elsewhere on my blog.  Each said, "Live Green--Grow Your Own" with various vegetables.  Two sold and two more will travel with the show to another site in Dayton.

This final shot shows some of the dynamic work displayed.  It was the best show ever!  Here we see a bright acrylic painting with lots of green, a very fine wall hanging on the orange wall, and in the distance some very lovely Asian pieces of ink and color mounted on silk. 


Babs said...

Do you know what kind of paint was used? I'm dying to try this. It is similar to Dale Chihuly's glass art that I love.

Marilyn said...

The hanging art of plastic bottles was painted with transparent paint but I don't know what kind. I would guess transparent acrylic. A local hobby store could give you some guidance, perhaps.