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Artists Making Intricate Works Out of Paper Exhibit at JCC

, New York City | Arts & Culture

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is proud to announce the new exhibit at the JCC Olean Campus Center Gallery, “Working With Paper: Debra Eck & Carey Watters,” which features intricate artworks assembled from paper. Debra Eck is an internationally exhibited book and installation artist who works primarily with paper, text and thread. Carey Watters is associate professor of graphic design at University of Wisconsin-Parkside whose current body of work is a direct result of residencies and travels to Italy researching Byzantine architecture, design, and religious reliquaries. The opening reception for this exhibit is free and open to the public on Friday evening, November 4 from 6-8pm. Originally from Essex in the United Kingdom, Eck has been working in Jamestown for over 20 years. “I find myself drawn to repetitive making; most of my work requires tens, even hundreds, of hours of intensive hand labor to create. I enjoy the meditative nature of this slow unfolding of the work and the space it allows for ideas to fully manifest.” Watters’ describes herself as “a collector of the past, an alchemist and artisan of contemporary craft. In my work, I meticulously cut, fold, sew and adhere many small parts and re-contextualize my collected content to create new narratives. The manipulation of materials is at the core of my craft. Each piece that I create is laborious and obsessive, but created out of materials with ephemeral qualities.” Come and enjoy these intriguing works at the Center Gallery in the JCC College Center on exhibit through December 8. The Cattaraugus County Arts Council works in collaboration with Jamestown Community College to produce this exhibition series. The Center Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8am-7pm and Friday 8am-3pm. The gallery is closed on all college holidays. Source and image source: http://enchantedmountains.com

Event Details

    Nov. 4, 2016 - Dec. 8, 2016
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM