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|ABAiR Opening Reception|
|Date||Saturday July 23|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Arts Benicia Gallery|
What: ABAiR (Arts Benicia Artist in Residence) Project
When: July 1 – August 14, 2011
Where: Arts Benicia Gallery Press Contacts:
991 Tyler St Suite #114
Activities in conjunction Opening Reception July 23, 7:00-9:00 PM
with the show:
The ABAiR (Arts Benicia Artist in Residence Program) is a unique amalgam of an interactive installation process and art exhibition. For the installation component, Arts Benicia is providing three artists, Claudia Chapline, Theresa Muñoz and Thomas Stanton, with an opportunity to work out installation ideas in a 2,000 square foot space over a period of three weeks. It is not uncommon for artists doing site-specific installation have a brief time to install, resulting in inadequate opportunities to work in the actual space. With ABAiR, the artists will have time to attune themselves with the space as they work through their respective processes. July 7 – 17, Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00 pm, artists will be present in the gallery working on their installations, and the public is welcomed to visit the gallery and interact with them as they work.
Claudia Chapline is an international artist and writer who has been creating installations and performances for 35 years. Chapline’s utilizes drawings, paintings, photographs and objects created in response to subjects and places in her installations.
Theresa Muñoz received an MA/BA in Environmental and Visual Studies from Harvard University and an MFA in Product Design from Stanford University. She teaches classes on eco-art and her work is produced with non-toxic, eco-friendly materials. Munoz works from the sky down to the ground up, and will be utilizing large pieces of dyed silk, and drift wood to create her installation.
Thomas Stanton has worked in ceramics, painting and sound to create his art. His installation will utilize ambient noise, in an attempt to produce one overall sensation, through the use of multiple media rather than showcasing a singular point of view, either conceptually or materially.
The artists’ installations will be completed on July 21st, and the exhibition will be on view until August 14th complimented by a variety of public programs. On July 23, 2011at 7:00 Arts Benicia will host a reception for the artists to celebrate the completion of their installations.
The ABAiR Project has been generously sponsored by Olson Realty, Inc.
Arts Benicia, a non-profit visual arts organization, gallery and arts education center, is located at 991 Tyler St., #114 in Benicia’s historic Arsenal district. The gallery is open from 12 to 5 Thursday through Sunday. For more information regarding this exhibit and other Arts Benicia events, please call 707-747-0131, e-mail info [at] artsbenicia.org, or visit http://www.artsbenicia.org. To view work from past exhibits, visit the gallery archives at http://www.artsbenicia.org/exhibitions.htm.