Beginning September 1, award-winning artist Gretchen Green will exhibit her tin sculptures at the Emerson Center’s Foyer Gallery of Art in Vero Beach.
Originally from Miami, Gretchen developed an early love of Primitive Art, Folk Art, and Outsider Art, and spent over thirty years living and working in New York City. Through her association with the La MaMa Galleria, an Experimental Theatre and Gallery, she explored sculpture using tin cans, cookie tins, candy tins and soda and beer cans. The tins are assembled and then covered with a resin pour.
In 2009, one of her sculptured pieces received an “Award of Merit” at the annual Juried Show “The Best of the Best” at Fort Pierce’s Backus Museum. In 2013, Gretchen had a solo show of her work at the La MaMa Galleria, and, in 2014, her sculpture entitled “Cherry Pit” was accepted into the ArtFields Competition in Lake City, South Carolina.
Through October 31, her unique sculptures can be seen at the Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-Noon, and before public programs. A “Meet the Artist Night” will be held on Thursday, October 23, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. For information, call Foyer Gallery director Ellen Rantz at 772-581-5904 or the Emerson Center at 778-5249.