Contact:            Bridget F. Clark
Contributing Writer: Dr. Carl Rattner


AMAG Presents “ART Two- Recycled and transformed”
Exhibit features the work of Mary Ann Lomonaco

(Sparkill, NY – March 1, 2010) St. Thomas Aquinas’ Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery (“AMAG”) announces “Act Two- Recycled and Transformed” featuring the works of Mary Ann Lomonaco. The exhibit opens March 1 and runs through March 28. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, March 7 at 2:00pm and Wednesday, March 10 at 4:00pm.

“Lomonaco’s works, aside from being environmentally sensitive, are clever and intriguing,” commented Dr. Carl Rattner, Director, Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery and Professor of Art.  “Their rich and vibrant textures and colors, reflecting the artist’s training as a ceramic and fiber artist, will captivate beginning and seasoned viewers.”

Mary Ann Lomonaco uses everyday materials and recycled them into visually arresting and skillfully crafted art objects. Her media includes:  discarded clothing, tin cans, matches, beads, clothes pins, labels, roof flashing, bottle caps, plastic bags, kitchen mops, rubber and brass washers, bird feathers and nails.

“I would like to create an environment made from recycled, reclaimed, reconstructed “stuff” using a variety of techniques and materials to create wall pieces and standing sculptures. All artwork would be made primarily from found objects, those that we already have, as opposed to those we purchase. This of course helps the environment, but it also challenges us artistically to look at this “stuff” and see its possibilities and potential,” said Lomonaco. “My aim for the viewers is to get them to stand in a new place as participants in the world. To have them realize that something they see daily and never think about as other than something to be disposed of, can become something unusual, beautiful, interesting and of value.”

An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, March 7, from 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m  and Wednesday, March 10, from 4:00pm to 6:00 p.m.. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Form more information on the Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery or for viewing hours, call 845-398-4195.

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