Sep 02, 2013 07:51pm
The Schack explores the pages of the exhibit The Creative World of Book Arts
Date: 
May 20, 2013 - 11:04pm

K. Chickadel Book detail/ photo courtesy of Schack Art Center

The Schack relocated two years ago into what used to be a parking garage, according to Michelle Denton who works in Guest Services.

It was transformed into a beautiful art building with multiple studios including a full glass blowing studio where you can see people working from the main exhibit. There is also a shop where you can buy local artwork.

The Schack shows seven main exhibits a year, including many other galleries.

“There is always a hallway with student artwork,” said Marketing and PR Maren Oats. Admission is always free.

A new main exhibit called Creative World of Book Arts is opening on April 18 at 5 p.m. This event explores the meaning of a book and pushes the boundaries on creative designs. What if a book is itself a work of art?

A black and white photography exhibit is currently at The Schack.The contest was for high schoolers in two judging categories, grades 9-10 and 11-12. Local photographers Bob Fink, Annie Mulligan, and Yvonne Linnabary judged over 150 entries.The award winners will be honored at the Creative World of Book Arts event on April 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On several Fridays a month they offer “Free Friday”, which is when The Schack opens the studio at one or two to let people work on whatever they want, according to Oats. It is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and no registration is required.

Teen night is also a free open studio event.

“About once a month, three or four local artists come do projects for teen night,” said Oats. The next teen night is on April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments are provided.

An Artists’ garage sale will be held on Saturday, June 1, in which more than 100 artists sell paintings, photography, garden art, art supplies, glass, jewelry, sculptures - you name it. There will be booths on the street outside the building as well as inside.

“It’s a lot better prices than you’d get in a gallery,” said Oats.

They also offer a range of different classes, where you can find more information about on their website www.schack.org.

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