MartinArts will unveil “Art in the Garage,” an exhibition of works by artists dedicated to exploring new forms of expression, August 8.
On view through September 30, the showcase will take over the Court House Cultural Center gallery space in Stuart, featuring pieces by Judi Bettendorf, Jane Kiehart, Gail McCarthy, Molly Potter-Thayer, Cheryl Ritland, Kim Roden, Roni Rottner, Kathy Saigh, Patrice Scott, and May Wong.
Art in the Garage was established by a small group of women artists with deep roots in Martin County. The artists meet weekly in a negative-free communal workspace to celebrate art for its own sake. The space is outfitted with hand and power tools, and stocked with resources for projects collected from their own studios, thrift shops, dumpsters, and back yards. This approach to making art allows the group to explore by experimenting with new artistic directions, incorporating new materials, and stretching their collective imaginations.
This exhibit will showcase the resulting works and more traditional pursuits in the hopes that it inspires viewers to seek a similar path of creativity and friendship.
The public is welcome to attend an opening reception at the gallery on August 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is a donation of $5, which supports MartinArts’ exhibitions and programs.