FALLBROOK – Making art is a catalyst for change and transformation. Two innovative and free art exhibits, hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, open May 8. "Upcycled" sculpture by Julia S. Rasor can be seen on the reading patio while "Working Papers" collage works by regional artists are in the Community Room.
All of the work is energetic. Rasor said, "I sculpt because as in my medical science career, I thrive on experimenting and inventing. I use a wide range of material, often upcycling what has been discarded." Her work is in public places, private collections and galleries nationwide.
Collage is nothing less than inventive. "Working Papers" incorporates bits of paper, fabric and other materials. Affixed to a supporting surface, these scraps offer a unique perspective on the nature of art.
Susan Osborn, Barbara Finwall, Larry Baker, Karen Lager Baker, Martin Facey, Carol Zaleski, Marsha Gertenbach Meers, Jill Jones, Carrie Repking and Marian Seiders intuitively express an idea, message or emotion in their art on display. They have assembled pieces and transformed them into a new "whole."
Some of the works utilize hand painted papers, photographic images and other custom elements. Imagination knows no boundaries.
The exhibits will be on display through June 29. Residents can join the artists at a special reception on Saturday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. This free event is open to everyone. Live music will be performed by Frank Alves and light refreshments will be offered. The Fallbrook Library is located at 124 S. Mission Road.
Submitted by Friends of the Fallbrook Library.