JOSEPH – The Josephy Center presents a non-traditional art show, “Art Outside the Box – The Non-traditionalists,” which opens Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. with a no-host bar and refreshments.
An eclectic group of artists will share a variety of original works. Featured artists include Steve Arment, Mike Constantine, Gabriel Manca, David Martin, Jennifer Klimza, Ryan LaBar, Lyle Witherrite, Nancy Clarke, and multiple artists involved in collaborative pieces.
The center plans on showing two films featuring two artists who worked outside the box. A Jan. 15 showing features “Ai Weiwei - Never Sorry,” a documentary film about outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who lives in a backdrop of strict censorship and unresponsive Chinese legal system.
A Jan. 22 showing features a documentary on graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, “The Radiant Child.” This documentary shows the talent of Basquiat going from graffiti artist to well-known expressionist artist who grew to fame quickly and died young. Suggested donation at each film’s screening is $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m.
Two “Brown Bag” lunchtime gatherings carry the theme of Art Outside the Box. The first, scheduled for Jan. 13 at noon, features a speaker soon to be announced. On Jan. 27 at noon, Judd Koehn, retired EOU art professor, discusses how avant-garde art can go from controversial to mainstream.
Contact Cheryl North Coughlan at 541-432-0505 for more information.