Who hasn’t played the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors”? You know, when you’re too lazy to get off the couch to let the dog out (or back in, or out again), you turn to your couch-mate and say, “I’ll shoot you for it.” One, two, three…shoot: paper covers rock, rock dulls scissors, and scissors cut paper. Loser lets the dog out.
“Rock, Paper, Scissors” is also the theme exhibit currently on display at View, in conjunction with “Paper Anniversary,” an invitational exhibit of paper art, and “Solar Botany,” paintings by Bert Leighton in the Eco Gallery. The theme exhibit is an open show of visual and written work. This sculpture by Kim Dittrich is called "Totem." In the background, you can see two of the paintings in the show.
This year, there are also three creation stations for viewers to add their own interpretations of the theme to the exhibit.
Created works are displayed on bulletin boards in the gallery. Come be inspired at View. You won’t believe what some artists can do with paper, or how much creativity can be generated from a simple game. Add your creativity to the mix. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite entry in the theme exhibit. The winner gets a prize!--Leslie Bailey, View staff