I am honored to be invited to participate in the Window Challenge:
“The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of an exhibition…at the Oswego Civic Arts Center, and will open with a reception from 7-9 pm on Saturday, August 31.
The Art Association will be displaying the results of the “Window Challenge” in the Jo Hyse Gallery on the first floor. The challenge was for artists to take home a six-pane window (an original Art Center window that was replaced during renovation) and turn it into a work of art.
As always, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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My window began as a work of art, in a way:
Over the years, people slopped paint and glazing in a way that tempted me to keep them, but I continued with my brainstorming to get to my theme:
I scraped the window as much as I reasonably could without further damaging the wood and panes. Then it became the door of a display case for some fabric that I wove, complete with a window latch:
The other artists had impressive ideas: replacing the panes with mirrors and 3D sculptures, using paints on the panes, and leaving the wood in its original paint.
The windows will be on display through September.