Monday, March 12, 2012

"The Artful Robot" Opens in The Green Gallery

Green Gallery Exhibit:  "The Artful Robot", robotic-inspired art by local artists
March 16-April 14
Opening Reception: March 16 from 6-9pm

“The Artful Robot" celebrates all things robotic in this community exhibit opening in The Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange.  Come see how artists throughout the region use old computer bits, random metal, containers, canisters, buttons, broken jewelry, unexpected discards, and other detritus to make... robots!  The Green Gallery will be transformed into a fantasy world incorporating a wide variety of two-dimensional, sculptural, metal and interactive art that playfully explores our perception of robots from the past, present and future.

The opening reception of "The Artful Robot" is scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 6-9 pm.  Festivities will include free make-and-take activities, refreshments, PBR beer and music. Artist Sebastian Herdlicka will also lead a drop-in class titled "Tetra Pak Wallets" during the gallery opening.  The class takes place in the new Design Studio at The Scrap Exchange.  Students will learn how to create a wallet from empty milk or juice boxes.  The class fee is $7 and students can drop in and participate anytime from 6-9 pm.  Bring your own empty drink boxes or use one provided by the instructor.

"The Artful Robot" will run from March 16 through April 14. Admission is free. The Green Gallery is located inside The Scrap Exchange creative reuse center, at 923 Franklin Street in Durham.  The gallery is open to view anytime during regular retail store hours. For more information, call 919-688-6960.

“The Artful Robot” exhibit was inspired by robotic art created by local artists throughout the last two decades,including this “R2D2” robot that had been hibernating in the old Scrap Exchange warehouse for many years.

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