WARWICK-A collection of Collage and Assemblage artwork from 15 artists will begin on July 22 at the Gallery at Port of Call in downtown Warwick. This exhibit will feature the full spectrum
collage, mixed-media assemblages and constructions, contemporary, traditional, surrealism, abstract, figurative and decorative art made with paper, fabric, found objects, photographs, paint and metal and more! Adults, children, artists and art lovers will be thrilled at the diversity of materials, ideas and techniques. Curated by internationally recognized Warwick collage artist, Laura Breitman, Piece by Piece represents a rare opportunity to view works of the finest collage artists in the country. Several of these artists are in permanent museum collections such as the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brooklyn Museum. Many have been published, awarded private grants, received Museum awards and are in private and corporate collections all over the world. Curator Breitman says"There is a long tradition of cut paper and collage work, spanning hundreds of years. This year, in Warwick, not only will you see a very impressive body of work on collage and assemblages, it will be just plain fun to look at." Piece by Piece, an Invitational Exhibition, will be on display at the Port of Call, from Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, Aug. 29. A reception will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Many of the artists will attend. Featured artists include Laura Breitman, Fran Cox, Harriet Fink, France Garrido, Ellen Golla, David Horton, Tanya Laurer, Michael Madzo, Carol O'Connor, MaryAnn and Malcolm Owen, Dianne Shullenberger, Jonathan Talbot, Alice Wand and Joanne Williams. On Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jonathan Talbot, an internationally reknowned collage artist and Warwick resident, will give a lecture on Collage: Medium & Metaphor, exploring the nature and implications of the creative process.