Ups and Downs Exhibition by Melita Greenleaf

Ups and Downs Exhibition by Melita Greenleaf

On View Jan 19-31

Reception: Jan 19, 6-9 pm

What do you get when you cross paper dolls, origami, and a collaborative art making process?  You’ll have to attend the exhibition of January artist in residence Melita Greenleaf to find out.

Utilizing templates of her design Greenleaf will welcome community members and travellers alike to participate in making components for a sculptural installation.  The finished work will be unveiled in conjunction with Thursday January 19th Walk on White gallery events. Participants need only have the ability to trace, cut, and fold paper; each will receive a numbered piece to keep at the end of the show.

Greenleaf is a New York-based sculptor on faculty at the 92nd Street Y and represented by Galerie Aqui Siam Ben in the French Riviera.  Her work has been published in Lark Books “500 Tiles,” broadcast nationally in the PBS series “Craft in America,” featured at the Smithsonian Institution’s Annmarie Sculpture Garden, and was recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Siena College of Art, Italy.

About the Artist:

Although she earned an A.A.S. degree in natural resources conservation at FLCC, Melita transferred to SUNY New Paltz where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics.  A resident of the circa 1902 Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, N.Y., Melita teaches sculpture and pottery at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, where her class was featured in the PBS series “Craft in America.”

Her work has been published by Lark Books, shown at AnnMarie Garden, a Smithsonian affiliate, and at the Fête Picasso in Vallauris, France.  Melita’s work utilizes natural materials to create works infused with metaphor and symbol.

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