First Friday Opening Reception
with complimentary snacks and beverages available for purchase
Slots are available on a first come, first served basis.
**Masks are required in the gallery**
Artist Michael Faulkner’s exhibit “Rebirth” was inspired by a initial loss. A beekeeper who lost his hives to an area pesticide, he turned his attention to the empty hives. Over the course of 365 days he created art in conjunction with nature. He documented the metamorphosis of his canvases over the year’s time and the final result is the exhibit on display in the gallery.
“With the canvases stretched over the various hive boxes and lids, I intuitively placed them around the twelve acre farm. The intent was to represent the area the bees considered home. The canvases were left in their new homes for a week before I chose to approach them from a creative perspective. There was no predetermined approach in what was to be added to each canvas. In the beginning and throughout the year-long creative journey each week began and ended with the exact same sequence. Each canvas communicated directly based on light, shadow, and nature’s offering. The medium and tools of choice were selected on the day. The second week I approached each canvas with the intent to explore broad spaces that related to light and shadows. Again, intuition & emotion being the motivating factors. For the first four weeks the artistic process was driven by grief and sorrow, with nature as the lead. I was amazed at how quickly grief and sorrow turn to creative, soulful passion……..”
This special exhibit was chosen to coincide with our own metamorphosis occuring at Arts on Main which is also the theme of our 9th Annual Gala.