New York City-based artist Paul Shore will lead an hour-long slide-show presentation at The Canvas beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Shore, who has been participating in the Drawn To Alaska artist-in-residency program organized by the Canvas, has taught and exhibited his art throughout the country. His most recent work explores themes of male and female identity, focusing in particular on the physical forms of the funnel and the braid. Through these forms, the artist examines concepts of flow and transition, expressing these ideas through both 2D and 3D pieces. Works range from sketches to wax sculptures to larger pieces that incorporate furniture, such as old chairs he's salvaged from roadsides.
The show is free. Pie in the Sky will be open beginning at 6 p.m.
In addition, Shore's second session of portrait drawing will be offered in two classes next week, Monday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 28, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Canvas.
For more information, visit www.canvasarts.org or call 586-1750.