JAMESTOWN - Collin Everett's "Portraits In Shadow" marks the return of the Wright Gallery to the area arts scene. The exhibit opens on Saturday with a public reception at 6 p.m. It continues through March 31.
In these "shadow sculptures," the sculpture itself, composed of various items, is not the only work of art. The sculpture is completed when a light shone on this assortment of objects reveals its purpose, in the form of a shadow. Light and shadow alone compose this instant portrait. Each sculpture utilizes a material that might have been discarded. These objects are given purpose when light is projected on them to reveal a hidden image.
Collin Everett is a senior ar Falconer High School. He has been interested in the arts since he began piano lessons at the age of 5. During his time at Falconer, he has also expanded his art to other forms. His drawings and sculptures have been represented at the schoolwide Art Show for several years and have won recognition. He hopes to hive this passion for art and sculpture a usefulness that extends beyond its ordinary form by studying architecture. He plans to attend a college studying both music performance and architecture.
The Wright Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor of the Arts Council For Chautauqua County at 116 E. Third Street in Jamestown. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Private viewings off-schedule may be made by calling 664-2465, ext. 227.