When the Ordinary Becomes Art

A young, emerging artist from New York, Courtney Puckett will bring her “Recycled, Wrapped and Sewn” collection to the Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia Community College’s East Campus. The opening reception takes place June 18, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with an artist lecture at 7:30 p.m. Puckett’s works will be on exhibit at the gallery through July 30.

“Recycled, Wrapped and Sewn” is an exhibition of abstract constructions, painterly and fragile, delicately poised on the wall or in space. The works incorporate dramatic color and marry unexpected materials: bed sheets and duct tape, for instance. Her use of non-precious materials and everyday artifacts lends the work an honest immediacy.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Anita S. Wooten Gallery is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail on Valencia’s East Campus. Call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 for more information. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

"Big Fan" by Courtney Puckett, 40" x 40", wire, string, cotton, fabric