Friday, April 30, 2010

A funky assortment of art

What is it?” I asked ArtCenter Manatee volunteer Barbara Saunders.

Whatever you want it to be,” she said like a magical fairy godmother.

We were at the art center, hovering over what looked like a blank roulette wheel sitting on a pedestal. Saunders said the Ray Melinder piece could be a fountain or some sort of a baptismal font.

All we really knew was that it looked funky — artsy funky. It was a fitting work for ArtCenter Manatee’s latest exhibition, “Fabulous Funky Furniture.” The exhibition is one of three featured at the center this month.

Find out more about my visit to the ArtCenter as it prepared for its latest exhibition in Sunday's Bradenton Herald.

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