Green From The Get Go Online Gallery release

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Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers
Opens Today

Wayne, PA, December 02, 2011
. Wayne Art Center, Pennsylvania Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers, which runs from December 2, 2011 to January 21, 2012 opens this evening. Green from the Get Go is curated by Jane Milosch, former curator of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with browngrotta arts

Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers features more than 40 works by 28 artists from Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Scandinavia and the US, featuring innovators in the genre of 20th-century art basketry as well as emerging talent.

The artists in Green from the Get Go take inspiration from nature and the history of basketry. Since time immemorial artists and craftspeople have been highly attuned to the beauty and resources of the natural world, whether depicting a pristine landscape, untouched by man, or harvesting plants and minerals for pigments and brushes. Sustainability is a natural part of their design and craft process. Works by the artists in Green from the Get Go reveal a heightened sensitivity to the physicality of materials, one that honors the stewardship of nature by their choice and use of materials. Several artists directly or indirectly advocate for the replenishing and repurposing of our natural resources. Artist Dorothy Gill Barnes captures this eco-friendly position well when she explains, "my intent is to construct a vessel or related object using materials respectfully harvested from nature."

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participating artists:
Dona Anderson
Jane Balsgaard
Dorothy Gill Barnes
Dail Behennah
Nancy Moore Bess
Birgit Birkkjaer
Jan Buckman
Chris Drury
Lizzie Farey
Ceca Georgieva
Marion Hildebrandt
Kiyomi Iwata
Christine Joy
Virginia Kaiser
Markku Kosonen
Gyöngy Laky
Dawn MacNutt
John McQueen
Mary Merkel-Hess
Norma Minkowitz
Valerie Pragnell
Ed Rossbach
Hisako Sekijima
Kay Sekimachi
Naoko Serino
Klaus Titze
Jiro Yonezawa
Masako Yoshida

about browngrotta arts
For 24 years, browngrotta arts has promoted the work of more than 100 international contemporary artists and has placed works in dozens of private and corporate collections including Club Quarters in San Francisco and New York and the Okura Hotel in Macao. as well as in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum. In addition, the online gallery sells art books, videos and catalogs, 40 of which have been produced in house.


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High-resolution color images available on request.

Contact: Tom Grotta, co-curator
browngrotta arts
276 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897 US
203.762.5981 (fax)

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