The Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to host three art exhibits in conjunction with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The Nevada City Box Office is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and during select events. The exhibitions will be displayed from January 8 – February 3, 2013. Admission is free.
Dylan Sherwood McConnell
Philadelphian artist Dylan Sherwood McConnell obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993. He has since stitched a story ark between East and West Coasts as a working artist, creative director, and composer. His recent relocation to Nevada City in September of 2010 has precipitated a bold shift in content and materials culled from the area and has produced a prolific body of new work inspired by its unique geographic space. Always process driven, these new pieces seek to address the bond of temporality and to establish an analog between interior / exterior spaces.
Glaciers have long been the poster child of climate change. I have always been drawn to their massive size and the impressiveness of their ever-changing state of grace. When I finally had the chance to see glaciers in person, I was even more impressed. I am constantly in awe and now, more than ever, feel like glaciers are as much alive as trees and people. This collection of images tries to capture the beauty of these beasts while serving as a reminder that climate change is real and glaciers all over the world are shrinking at unprecedented rates.
From salvage yards and garage sales come the dreamscapes for the creations of unique and personal sculptures, home furnishings, and design. Inspired in part by the discards of our world, and also by the bounties of nature and beauty of my home at Big Star Ranch, turning junk into treasures is my passion. From my home to yours… enjoy!