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Ordinary to Extraordinary: An Art Speaks Installation

December 14, 2010 – January 23, 2011
The Children's Gallery

Think inter-active, multi-media, sculpture, painting. Think found object. Think ordinary transformed into the extraordinary! Ordinary to Extraordinary was a multi-media installation curated by artist Patricia Goodrich from works created by Bucks County residents through the Art Speaks/Bucks County program. Enter a room where ordinary chairs have been transformed into sculpture. Abstract, surreal, landscape, figure... all are represented. During the past eighteen months, diverse groups such as the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, The Rainbow Room of Planned Parenthood, Milford Square Housing Shelter and the Teen Center through Family Services Association joined Patricia Goodrich to explore contemporary art... and create their own. In a two-part program, participants first created individual works using wooden blocks that were designed to represent sources of peace. The second part involved collaborative art, transforming ordinary chairs into sculpture. A special reception for this exhibition was be held in conjunction with Holiday Open House on December 14, 2010 from 7-9 pm.

Image: Left to right: "Basketball" Chair, created by a resident from Valley Youth House, Warrington, PA. A woman at the Pennridge Senior Center works on a chair for the Ordinary to Extraordinary installation at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

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