Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Robert Delford Brown, artist and religion founder

March 27-May 11, 2008*

Opening reception on Friday, March 28 from 6-9pm is free and open to the public.

Coinciding with the opening of an exhibition of the artists work at the Cameron Art Museum, the Wabi Sabi Warehouse gallery presents an unedited, artist-curated selection from "Robert Delford Brown: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics."

A recent Wilmingtonian, Robert Delford Brown is the founder of the First National Church of the Exquisite Panic and an exuberant collaborationist. Works on display will include his most recent creations - mirrored mandalas and large scale collages. For more information on the artist, we highly encourage you to visit his website www.funkup.com.

*There will be a one week gap in the middle of the exhibition with a ceremonial rehanging of the show to follow. Things like this just happen, the world is full of chaos.

"Retirement Plan For Plastics!?!"

Artist seeks:
old plastic containers
plastic bags
and plastic bottle caps...

Wabi Sabi Warehouse resident artist Dan Brawley seeks old tupperware, plastic bags and plastic bottle caps for upcoming UNCW exhibit entitled "Retirement Plan for Plastics." All old, damaged, darkened and misused tupperware-type plastic containers should be cleaned and dropped off at the Independent Art Company's Wabi Sabi Warehouse located at 19 North 9th Street in downtown Wilmington. Bags full of plastic containers, plastic bags and bottle caps can be left at the door if nobody's around! Colorful and funky rule the day - bring us your old plastic instead of throwing it away! Stay tuned for an announcement about the "Collaboration Celebration Sensation" - an interactive, everyone's-invited day of artmaking in preparation for the exhibition. "Retirement Plan For Plastics" runs from February 14 to March 14 in the Ann Flack Boseman gallery on the campus of UNCW.

Missing Glove?

Found Glove Project
by Dixon Stetler

I rescue gloves from traffic and mud puddles on the street.
You can't lose something in stages, one day you have it, the next day you don't. Sometimes a glove is lost on one day, but you don't know it until the time comes to use it again, and its not there. Like socks that get lost in the dryer, there is something universal about losing gloves.

Gloves originate in pairs, and occasionally I do find them that way, but usually it's just the one. That means that the other thing that is lost is the glove the owner ends up with. The one I didn't find on the street. Does that glove end up in the trash? Nobody wants to protect just one hand. What's the point? One should just go out and buy another pair. A discarded or misplaced glove immediately renders its partner reduntant.

Picking up found gloves is a silent gesture of optimism and thoughtfulness in a crazy, fast paced world. You see them perched upright on a fence, or safely placed on a wall, out of harms way.

I have a plan for these gloves, and I need your help. I need more gloves than you can imagine! Any type of glove is wanted and needed, in any old nasty condition, in pairs or single: work, wooly, surgical, rubber, fingerless, mittens...

I have 3 drop off sites for these gloves:
Old Books on Front Street, 22 North Front Street
Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 North 9th Street
Make Art, 6005 Oleander Drive
Or mail them: 2067 Harrison Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Finished project will be constructed in a public space, to be enjoyed (or not!) by any and all. Please let me know if you want to be added as a drop-off site. Thanks! Dixon Stetler-dixonstetler@gmail.com.