January 10–31, 2018
Gallery Hours: daily 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Hurley Gallery, Lewis Arts complex
FREE and open to the public
Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m.
A showing of work created by students in the fall visual arts course “Extraordinary Processes,” taught by Joe Scanlan, in which students explored processes to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary — specifically, the strategic challenge of turning waste material, ash wood, into a viable consumer product. Working in teams, students conceived, designed, prototyped, redesigned, branded and packaged hanging light fixtures and other works for aesthetic enjoyment and domestic consumption. The objects are made entirely from ash wood available due to the devastation by Agrilus planipennis, an invasive beetle that has destroyed over 20 million+ ash trees in the United States.
The objects are on display in the Hurley Gallery at the Lewis Arts complex from January 10 through 31, open daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.