Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Exhibit of new work by artist Fiona Avocado opens Aug. 12 at Community Arts Center in Hancock

"Burn the Rest. Rise from the Ashes" is the new exhibit in the Kerredge Gallery of the Copper Country Community Arts Centerfrom Aug. 12 - Sept. 3. (Image courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center.

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) is pleased to present "Burn the Rest. Rise from the Ashes" comics, illustration, zines and printmaking by Minneapolis artist, Fiona Avocado. Her new work will be exhibited in the Kerredge Gallery from Aug. 12 - Sept. 3, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

Fiona works in mediums that make widespread distribution possible so that her work can be seen and read by many. She describes her art as being multifaceted -- exploring many subjects, including everyday life, current events, alternate universes, and glittery daydreams.

"Sloth," by artist Fiona Avocado, is part of the new exhibit in the Kerredge Gallery. (Image courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

"My art practice is catharsis fueled by my personal experiences and what fascinates me," Fiona says. "I hope my audiences can find at least a small piece of themselves in my work."

Fiona will be teaching two sessions in the CCCAC’s 6th Annual Book Arts Camp. She is working on her own art on site this week. The reception for Book Arts Camp will be held simultaneously in the Youth Gallery this Friday, Aug. 12.

This exhibition is supported by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with support 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 Saturday 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. For more information call 482-2333 or visit the website www.coppercountryarts.com.

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