Pollock, Schaefer Exhibitions Open Fall Art Season at College
Release Date: 8/30/2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
Pollock, Schaefer Exhibitions Open Fall Art Season at Carroll Community College
Westminster, Md., Carroll Community College will be the home of two unique and inspiring art exhibits which premiere on Sunday, Sept. 11 with an opening reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gallery in the Scott Center.
The first exhibit is an eclectic collection of engaging and magical metal sculptures by artist James Pollock. His exhibit in the Gallery in the Scott Center is titled “James Pollock: Art for the Rust of Us!” The exhibit runs through Oct. 14. Jim Pollock enjoyed the woods as a child, and grew up carving wood thanks to his three high school art teachers. His childhood wish of becoming an archeologist merged with his dream of being an artist as art sprang from piles of rusty trash unearthed at the point of disintegration. Preserving the recent past in this way, Jim leaves his artifacts to a future audience for interpretation. Generous with his time and skill, Jim has worked with the Back River Restoration Committee for Environmental Cleanup. As Hampden’s “Trash Artist”, he is known far and wide for his ability to reclaim and reinvent, creating amazing Art from discard.
In the college’s Langdon Gallery, faculty member and artist Willie Schaefer will demonstrate that you can teach art and be an artist at the same time, a special inspiration of hope to art students. The exhibit is titled “Willie Schaefer Natsukashii, A Bittersweet Nostalgia for the Past” and runs through Oct. 14. Schaefer, Computer Graphics faculty member at Carroll, presents a series of work which is a reflection on the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in April. Prior to his time as an instructor at Carroll, he lived and worked in Japan. Schaefer has created a distorted view of the destruction caused by such disasters as large quakes. A portion of all sales will go to the ongoing relief effort in Japan.