|Billy Chuck displays art at Third Street Gallery|
Minot artist William Harbort, a.k.a. Billy Chuck, will display his mixed media pieces at the Third Street Gallery, 28 Third St. S., downtown Grand Forks through Monday, Nov. 17. This exhibition begins with an artist reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Billy Chuck will be in attendance to answer questions about his work.
William Charles Harbort, a.k.a. Billy Chuck, moved to North Dakota in 1996 to teach graphic design at Minot State University. Prior to his teaching engagement he worked as a commercial artist in New York. It was at Minot State where the artist further developed his medium and artistic direction. His ornately framed multi-media pop-paranoid constructions are often dipped in lucite or clear acrylic that helps hold together some of the most disparate materials and concepts you'll ever witness in a singular work of art. Denizens such as dead cockroaches, paint-by-numbers, B-film baddies and Big Brother all populate a fascinating world of eye candy as exploitation.
Third Street Gallery is curated by Amy Lyste and Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem. The public is welcome to all events. Those wishing group tours, including schools, should contact the Third Street Gallery at 701-775-5055. There is no admission charge but a $2 donation is suggested for adults and change from children.
Third Street Gallery is a non-profit arts organization created by artists for artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and local artists and to revitalize the Greater Grand Forks community through the arts. The gallery will provide a space for local artists to exhibit, in addition to providing the citizens of this community the opportunity to view emerging artists from the Upper Midwest.
For more information call 701-775-5055 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.