Visual Arts, Exhibits

The Tempest

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through July 7 2012

An awareness of art. "Most people walk down the street and rarely encounter something that makes them stop and scratch their heads," says artist Jason Hackenwerth. "Except in New York City where I live." His sea creature-like, large-scale balloon installations make people stop and scratch their heads, raising their awareness of art.

Good wood. Thrilled with the freedom to create whatever he wanted for the Redux show, Hackenwerth replaced latex balloons with large plywood sculptures, drawings, and paintings. "Anybody who is familiar with my work will see that the lines and shapes and forms are related," he says, adding that he hopes viewers will not be disappointed.

Keep moving Whether it's balloons or whale skeleton-like sculptures, The Tempest is full of movement. Exploring the energy of art through his drawings, paintings, and sculptures, oddly enough, makes us stop in our tracks.

Amy Stockwell Mercer

Price: Free

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