Solo Show at: The Studio Performing & Visual Arts Center

You’re invited to join friends and neighbors at:

The “PORCH PARTY”
Sunday, June 5th from NOON to 5pm.
Suggested donation of $5
Join us for an afternoon of camaraderie and fun
in the region’s newest community arts venue.
The art show is completely submerged in the car culture by way of the Hubcap.
The Hubcap is used as a vessel that holds history and persona
and yet, creates and captures new contexts.
– YES it’s high art but comes through many of the areas
car aficionado’s and the American automobile love affair.
Come see old friends and make new ones while
enjoying food, music, art and children’s activities
in a relaxed setting.
165 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center (518) 893-6062
hubcap Show, miChelle vara, Recycled metal sculpture

“Transmogrify” (4/2016)
72″h X 20″ round, Metal Sculpture photographed at the Lake Sacandaga NY.

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The Studio presents the work of multimedia artist miChelle Vara,
who celebrates her study of automatism by creating art via natural,
reflexive responses, and by the use of common, everyday objects.
Vara’s sculptural installation invites people to move in and through the
art, making the audience themselves part of the living work.

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metal sculpture using Automotive paarts

142. Three Pie, metal sculpture using Automotive parts.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Solo Sculpture Opening miChelle Vara

Vara presents sculpture made of refashioned automotive metal.

The Studio’s reawakening from a slumber to the Porch Party presenting visual artist miChelle Vara where we will share live music, hors d’oeuvres, kids’ activities and the solo art show.

About the visual artist-

Vara has been expanding her creative focus through automatist practices of meditation, working in the vein of the psychology of reflex action. Vara’s new work forms a practice of tactile dimension using common object as vessel for memory. The vessels energy creates new contextual experience or stimulates memory. Vara has chosen the automobile hubcap to work through which has led on an explosive and exciting creative journey, building dialog’s in sculpture, performance, canvas paintings and photography. The canvases sensual and poetic images created with tar as paint and hubcap as bush convey movement into the passionate unconscious and allow the viewer a personal experience. The installation is deliberate because Vara wants the viewer to free themselves from the weight of societal drudgery creating a personal experience memory space.

For further information: http://michellevara.com

The reopening of:

“The Studio”

Greenfield’s Performing & Visual Arts Center: 165 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center, New York.

Represents an important chapter in the cultural life of Saratoga County. Our community has so many creative perspectives to expand on and grow with, and here’s the place that provides the space to expand the human spirit. A place for exploration of music, art and movement in a safe, intimate and nurturing atmosphere. Together we expand individual and the planet’s well being with classes, performances and exhibits, in which you will find interactive camaraderie shared through professional and aspiring, artists, musicians and performers. A place to present or test artistic practices.

We extend the space to experiment and learn, under the mentorship of experienced and skilled professionals. The space fosters friendships and human growth through experiences in the arts.

Whether frequent or first-time visitors to our building, we look forward to welcoming everyone to The Studio, which will provide an unparalleled opportunity to experience modern and contemporary art, music and movement through the lens of the historical founding father harpsichordist Robert Conant who formed the Foundation for Baroque Music as a nonprofit corporation in the state of New York, for the purpose of supporting early music concerts and educational programs. The Festival of Baroque Music was the Foundation’s annual production.  After his death in 1959 The Studio laid dormant and the rest of the story can be read at www.thestudioingreenfield.org/the-studio-story.html. The Studio is a 501(c)3 corporation in the state of New York, supported by charitable gifts that are tax exempt.

You can contact us at thestudioingreenfield@gmail.com or (518) 893-6062

– Elizabeth Conant, President and Artistic Director

 

 

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About miChelle

The Ballard Road Art Studio is home to artist miChelle M. Vara- Vara’s gallery art displays intriguing patterns of positive and negative space, light, shadow and texture, extending a rhythm achieved by the configuration of shapes in balance, capturing flow and motion. Her continual quest to capture vibrational concepts in metal and paint are evoked by her endless energy of life force. Vara offers 30 years of metal and paint with hundreds of commissions and an endless portfolio of diverse clients. Vara has an expanded background working with grants offered from state and federal facilities. She works tirelessly to meet the needs of corporate and individual clients. Vara’s progressive attitude offers the unique opportunity of working artist, business and communication; for the outcome of endless dimensions though art.