|Exhibition, reception set for Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem|
A free public exhibition opening reception will be held Tuesday, Sept 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. for local artist Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem at the Third Street Gallery, 28 Third Street S., a non-profit arts space dedicated to providing arts opportunities to artists and the community. Members of the Third Street Gallery are invited to preview the exhibition and hear from her as she discusses her work in an artist talk at 6:30 p.m., prior to the public reception. Memberships can be purchased at the door for those interested in the artist talk.
Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem graduated from the University with a master's degree in fine arts program in December 2005 before opening the Third Street Gallery on March 4, 2006. Her early training focused on photography and printmaking. While in graduate school, printmaking became her primary medium. The work shown will be the first time she has shown photography based work as a solo exhibition.
The work is based around a more feminine theme. The imagery is of the artist’s shoes that has been transferred onto fabric and embellished. The concept for the shoes came out of a passion for shoes and the insight into what they represent. “Shoes are more than something we simply walk around in, they have a Cinderella quality that can actually elevate your mood.”
The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem and Amy Lyste, directors of the Third Street Gallery. Those wishing group tours, including schools, should contact the Third Street Gallery at 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 and purchase original art from emerging artists across the Upper Midwest.
For more information call 775-5055 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.