POTATOVILLE ART EXHIBIT HONORS THE OFTEN UNDER-APPRECIATED TUBER
December 22, 2013 -- This past Saturday evening, Glenwood Arts and Occupy Potato hosted an opening reception for the exhibit Potatoville: Post Potatoism at the Glenwood Church on Grove Street in Glenwood landing. C.W. Post professor, artist, and potato impresario Jeffrey Allen Price and Sea Cliff resident and Glenwood Arts Director Greg Sturge organized the event.
The exhibit features about 30 works by students in the Master of Fine Arts program and Faculty at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, as well as local artists.
Honoring the often under-appreciated tuber for its importance in human history and perhaps for the countless ways in which it can be prepared, the exhibit's artwork incorporates the potato in a variety of ways - in some works as the centerpiece and in others a bit more subtly. A few of the mixed-media pieces include actual potatoes.
Wendy Foster's "Latke Dream"is an 18 inch high stack of blue ceramic Latkes with a dreidel perched on top. In Heon Woo Nam's piece "Potato Eye, only under close inspection and with a lot of help from the work's title, does the viewer discover that there are bits of actual potato floating in the creature's (or is it a potato's?) resin eye. Justin Mayer's "Potato Farmer" depicts a beautiful Andean girl gathering potatoes and holding them so as to conceal her bare chest.
Mr. Price has been creating potato themed art and organizing potato related events since the mid 1990's and is the founder of the Think Potato Institute and organizer of the Occupy Potato movement. His enthusiasm for spuds carries over into music as well. When Potatoville wraps up on February 7, be sure stop by the Glenwood Church for a performance by Mr. Price and his band Potatotron.
Potatoville can be viewed through early February at The Glenwood Church, which is located at 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing, NY 11547.
For more information about Jeffrey Allen Price, click here for a link to his website.
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