Artwork that celebrates Flight at the Calaveras County AirFair Fly-in
We are all a-flutter getting ready for our upcoming show Flight. Featuring the work of artists from around the Mother Lode and beyond, the exhibition celebrates interpretations of flight that include a pelican flapping through the sky, chocolate Labrador retriever leaping after a Frisbee, a dragonfly made from rusty saw blades, and a ceramic sculpture of a woman with a hawk. There's all that and much, much more.
Awash with wonderful artwork
The response from artists has been tremendous for this show; over 50 artists have submitted their work and art is stacked all over the gallery. Artist Anne Cook from Mokelumne Hill said, "It's such an inspiring theme." Board member and Coordinator Sarah Switek, who is curating Flight, says we have a wide range of artwork. “It’s an artistic interpretation of flight,” Switek said. “It could be anything from natural flight to mechanical flight. It could even be an abstract interpretation. We have some thought provoking pieces.”
“Flight is viewed as something of beauty, a wonderment,” Switek says. “But you see it every day, all around us. It’s a good theme for artists to explore.”
Building community with Flight
Flight will open on April 22 as part of the Calaveras Air Fair 2017 Fly-in and Open House at the Calaveras County Airport, just outside the town of San Andreas. Switek hopes that it will help pull together the community, and make people aware of the Council and of the airport. “I think people are going to love seeing it. It’s a win-win situation for the airport show, the community, and area artists,” she said.
After the Air Fair, the artwork of Flight will move to the Council Gallery Store at 22 Main Street where it will be on display April 26 through May 30. There will be a public artist reception Sunday April 30..
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