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“Imprinted” Opening Reception
May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Featuring the artwork of Melanie Errico & Lindsay Schmittle
(The show will remain in the Special Exhibit Gallery April 30th through May 25th)
Book Signing with Local Author
Author Walter G. Deecki, Sr., will be signing his books “Angels on High” and “Angels on High: The Challenge”
In an old paper-mill-turned-art-collective in Aston PA, designer Melanie Errico has created a brand of jewelry called Siren. Her process is to hand craft each piece individually from a collection of chains, stones, and treasured found objects. Melanie also customizes wearable jewelry from sentimental objects such as single earrings that have lost their mate. The jewelry in the Siren collection has deeper connection to the wearer than what meets the eye. Within the beadwork there lies morse code messages, each beautiful artifact holds a story of its origin.
“The Printed Walk-Georgia to Maine” is a series of letterpress-printed visual interpretations of my experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2017. Individual prints represent a special moment experienced during each 100-mile stretch of the 2,190-mile trail.
The designs nod to the concept of magical realism to represent the seemingly miraculous yet completely natural happenings along the trail, expressing the child-like wonder I often experienced. Magical realism is the narrative technique characterized by the matter-of-fact incorporation of fantastical elements in a seemingly realistic setting. These enchanted elements appear in the prints through abstracted landscapes, the use of unexpected color derived from often-overlooked details along the trail, and mythical visuals derived from extravagant storytelling.