Friday, November 13, 2015

Community Arts Center hosts "get paper" exhibit by Phillip Faulkner; opening reception Nov. 13

Collage by Phillip Faulkner: "sittin on chrome_6." (Image courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the November exhibition in the Kerredge Gallery titled get paper, recent work of mixed media and collage by Phillip Faulkner. The public is invited to a reception for the artist from 6 p.m.  to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. The exhibition will be on display through Nov. 28.

Faulkner's artistic inquiry spans visual mediums including painting, video, print and collage. He has exhibited work at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, VersionFest in Chicago, Denver’s Center for Visual Arts, St. Michael‘s College in Vermont, and other venues and festivals nationally. Faulkner received his MFA from the University of Denver and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Intermedia at Finlandia University.

"Collage is at the heart of my practice," Faulkner states. My work employs appropriated elements married with self-generated imagery. The pursuit is always 'new.' The exhibition, get paper, is comprised completely of works on paper. Drawn line, painted mark, printed book, cut paper and projected light are loosely categorized under a formal criteria. Though varied in aesthetic and technique, the work pursues visual allure while exploring multiple modes of imagery consumption."

This exhibit is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m. -5 p.m. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit the website at

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