Sculptor Willie Cole to Guest Curate “Off the Walls” Exhibit (April 2017)

Greene County Council on the Arts is proud to announce that sculptor Willie Cole will be guest curator for its “Off the Walls: From Junk to Art” exhibit, for which it is currently accepting submissions (deadline is February 18, 2017). On view April 22 through May 27, 2017, Off the Walls will be dedicated to 2D and 3D artwork made of recycled/re-purposed materials, with the goal of bringing the environment to life in ways previously unimagined. 3D work will be presented both inside the GCCA gallery and outside in nearby parks, lawns and public spaces in and around Catskill NY. Willie Cole is an internationally renowned sculptor who works exclusively with recycled materials and has extensive experience with large installations, both indoors and outdoors.

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“From Water to Light” by Willie Cole

He is looking forward to reviewing submissions from area artists, and will be looking for work that shows ingenuity and creativity in how artists use what most people would deem useless junk or trash to create meaningful, thought-provoking art.

The submission deadline for “Off the Walls” is February 18, 2017.  For more information on how to submit work and GCCA’s Visual Arts Program, please see our submission guidelines, or contact GCCA’s Visual Arts Director, Niva Dorell at (518) 943-3400, [email protected]