Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bellwether: Connect

'Flora Foresta'  by Barbara De Pirro

This installation was inspired by rainforests and their incredible biodiversity and ability to influence climate patterns throughout many parts of the world.  It was created by using over 3,000 recycled plastic bags collected from the local community.  Each bag was used in its raw state; no dyes or paints were applied. They were then cut into strips and crocheted into individual plant forms.

Bellwether 2014: Connect
The 12th biennial sculpture exhibition and art walk!
Sculpture and installations at City Hall, the Downtown Park and points in between.

June 27
Reception  6-8 PM
(free parking)

Bellevue City Hall
450-110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA

Exhibit runs through Oct. 12

Exhibiting artists:
Theresa Batty, Nathan Braunfeld, Lisa Chen, Kate Clark, Mary Coss, Barbara De Pirro, Miquel Edwards, Alan Fulle, Elizabeth Gahan, Tom Gormally, Julia Haack, Aaron Haba, Try Hill, Junichiro Iwase, Michael Johnson, Cameron Anne Mason, Ivan McLean, Geemon Xin Meng, Carolyn Mills, Carol Milne, Allan Packer, Maria Perry, Mike Rathbun, Joseph Rossano, Connie Sabo, Andreas Salzman, Dimitra Skandali, Debbie Westergaard Tuepah, Bill Vielehr

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ArtOutside Sculpture Invitational

'Hives'  by Barbara De Pirro

'Hives' is a site-specific installation comprised of a series of opulent forms nestled within a grouping of three trees.  As nature creates life cell by cell, so I create these sculptures.  Reclaiming hundreds of plastic bottles, I begin by hand cutting each into individual cellular shapes; stitching them together with staples until a multifaceted organic structure takes shape.

Celebrating 15 years as one of the largest art parks in the Northwest!

Summer Solstice Reception Saturday June 21

Port Angeles Fine Art Center
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Helping as mark this occasion are returning artists:

Alex Anderson
Anna Wiancko Chasman &  Kim Weimer
Barbara De Pirro
Claudia Lorenz
Dani La Blond
David Eisenhour
David Nechak
Deanna Pindell
Gray Lucier
Lanny Bergner
Lin McJunkin
Margie McDonald

'Hives'  by Barbara De Pirro