The Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, presents a collaborative art exhibit by Pamela Tucker on view July 1-31.
The exhibition features an artist led, collaborative of collages made at Harrison’s annual Japanese Festival, at celebrations of Hispanic, African, and American handcraft at the Mount Vernon Public Library and at Open Studios at the Loft Artists Association in Stamford, CT.
“I enjoy the way painting and drawing brings people together,” Tucker states. “The activity of art making is intrinsically rewarding to the collage-making participants and the final pieces show that the interpersonal energy resulting from the work of many hands has a magical dynamic.
“The process of creating a collaborative collage begins with me painting abstract shapes and patterns onto an oversize canvas. I then lead adults and children in the creation of small drawings or paintings consistent with an overall theme. The individual pieces are then glued into the larger composition in which they coalesce, demonstrating an energetic community spirit. The melding of work created by many different hands results in a complex, highly constellated, dreamlike image that holds a viewer’s attention with endless variety.”
A native of Michigan, Tucker received a BA in art history before moving to NYC to work as a graphic designer. After several years in the design field, she started making fine art. Her paintings reflect her art history education and classical studio training, but seen through a modern eye.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am to 9:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30am to 5:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 12:30pm. For more information, call the Library 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.