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Jun 29 2011

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Two-Artist exhibit opens

“Connections,” a multi-media, two-person exhibit, will open Thursday at Gallery Main Street. The exhibit will be debuted with a reception on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Gallery, 110 W. Erwin.

The collaborative effort of artists Abhidnya Ghuge and Briana Sutton, “Connections” will present multi-dimensional and multi-media works of art.

“This exhibit will feature art ranging from paintings to multi-dimensional pieces made from very interesting raw materials,” said Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell.

Ghuge’s work has been selected for numerous exhibitions, and she has also earned several awards for her art. Her work utilizes materials not immediately associated with fine art.

“My art is about transforming a lowly disposable everyday object like the paper plate, into a precious one,” Ghuge said. “A paper plate is made to be disposed of, much like our birth ends in death. What we do with our lives is what brings meaning to it.

“I want the viewers to look at simple, humble things in a whole new light, to consider things beyond their exterior appearance,” Ghuge said.

Sutton is a veteran of numerous art exhibitions and has also earned honors for her work.

“My work is about the interconnectivity between all things,” Sutton said. “It is inspired by the relationship I have with nature and my surroundings. I use webbing forms and layers to create depth and an atmosphere for my viewers to explore.”

The reception is free and open to the public.

Gallery Main Street is a collaborative effort of the City of Tyler Main Street Department and the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition, a group of all-volunteer artists, instructors and patrons who work to promote the presence of the arts in Downtown Tyler.

Information on how to enter exhibits can be found at www.downtowntylerarts.com.  Each show at Gallery Main Street is a juried exhibit, which means all pieces shown in exhibits go through a competitive selection process. Professional artists serve as members of the selection jury.

General information is available by calling (903) 593-6905

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