15 participants in the June and July classes of “Wine & Design” created dimensional art pieces, like the technique Gordon Parks used in his later years. Parks would create an abstract background using different kinds of mediums–sometimes watercolor, or pastels, etc. On a level above this abstract art, he would place found objects such as leaves, flowers, plants, shells, or other objects. He would light both images and take a photograph looking down on them–creating a “dimensional landscape.”
There will be an exhibit of the work created in the workshops starting on Monday, August 13 and running through Wednesday, September 5th in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center lobby, right outside of the Gordon Parks Museum. The fine arts building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.