Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Elvis Has Left the Boatworks

Your blogger dropped by the Boatworks this afternoon only to learn I had just missed an appearance of Elvis in our building, but Rebecca had captured this rare occasion on her camera to share with the rest of us.  Further details revealed that this wasn't the real Elvis, but a professional impersonator named Richie Santa, currently on our wall in a photo by photographer Marc F.  Our three dimensional Elvis has left the building, but the photo, part of the current Hooray for Hollywood show, remains on display during regular gallery hours through March 18, 2016.

photo courtesy of Rebecca Szabo

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hooray for Hollywood Exhibition Opening

Tonight the Boatworks rolled out the red carpet for the latest opening, a new exhibition devoted to the theme of Hollywood and the movies.  No velvet ropes to keep back the crowds.  And we had quite a few people there.  The exhibition includes 38 artworks, including such diverse media as ceramics, corks, mosaic, collage, photography, painting, pen and ink, bronze, pastels, and a detailed diorama of the building exterior from Hitchcock's Rear Window that has to be seen to be believed.

In fact, this mixed media reproduced building exterior by Louise Krasniewicz won the viewer vote for favorite piece in the show.  This exhibition was organized by Hillary Binder-Klein and Melissa Moffett, who also provided the prize that went to the piece that received the most viewer votes, a $50 gift certificate to Colorest.

The Hooray for Hollywood show is open Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, through March 18, 2016.  Admission is free.