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Addison St Wid-Nesting Oct09



What:  Sidewalk Reception
When:  October 29, 2009
                                     Where:  2018 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA  94704 

 “Nesting,” an exhibition of paintings, collages, prints and small sculpture by Priscilla Birge, Barbara Hazard, Joanna Katz, Diane Rusnak, and Sarah Whitecotton can be seen at the Addison Street Windows Gallery from October 24 through November 28. This diverse group of local professional women artists are members of MAGPIE 7 ARTS, gathering to share and collaborate in the arts. The group calls itself the Magpies because magpies are assertive, adventurous birds.  A sidewalk reception will be held for the public on Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibition can be viewed 24 hours a day from the sidewalk on Addison Street, and it is free and wheelchair accessible. 

This exhibition,Nesting,” explores aspects of nest building.  Much like Magpies, humans have a need to create nests for themselves. Nesting is many faceted, and much like collage making.  The combining of textures, found objects, and images that define a collage also illustrate aspects of nesting.  Barbara Hazard, who holds the Russians largely responsible for many of the recent developments in her own art, created quilts with images of repeating patterns using the traditional quilting methods.  Sarah Whitecotton’s inspirations come from Matisse and the German Abstract Expressionist. In this show, Whitecotton presents collages of acrylic painting, photos, and drawings - showing nesting as building a home.

Approaching collages from different perspectives and with different materials are Priscilla Birge with digital collages.  Birge says her art work "in a broad sense, are nature oriented -- they are about balance, restraint, joy and exuberance within a shallow space.

Diane Rusnak, has recorded almost 3,000 night dreams, developing themes from hundreds of them into artworks in acrylic paint with abstract shapes in fabric and acrylic.  Joanna Katz transforms digital images of pine needles, leaves and found objects into abstract nests.  On top of these images, she collages other items that might attract a bird. Katz uses a foundation in realistic painting for interpreting many different subjects in many media. 

The Addison Street Windows Gallery is a project of the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission. For information about the Windows Gallery, please contact the curator of the Addison Street Windows Gallery at 510-981-7546, or contact Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at (510) 981-7533, mmerker@ci.berkeley.ca.us. For further information about the art works in this exhibition, please contact Joanna Katz at (510) 647-3513.  More of the group’s artwork can be seen at of our art can be seen at www.magpie7arts.com.



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