Polymer plants and animals take over Spinning Plate Gallery
To get away from the gray cold that’s descended upon the city, take a stroll through the fantastical woodland brimming with colorful flora and fauna at Spinning Plate Gallery in Friendship.
“Into the Forest” is populated by 8,000 polymer clay elements contributed by more than 300 artists from 37 states and 27 countries, said Laura Tabakman, one of the exhibition organizers. All of the contributed elements were installed upon and among papiermache trees to create the “forest.”
Approximately 100 people attended the exhibition opening Friday and 60 participated in a related forum on Saturday. Artists and guests came primarily from the eastern third of the U.S. (from Illinois to Massachusetts) but several came from as far away as California, she said.
“Into the Forest” was co-organized with artists Julie Eakes and Emily Squires Levine, who, with, Ms. Tabakman, put out a call to polymer artists around the globe for contributions.
The exhibition continues through Dec. 3 at Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Nov. 23-24). Admission is free.
Brazilian artist/animator talk
Los Angeles-based designer, illustrator and animation director Adhemas Batista will give a free