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'Social Faceworking' art opening set at the LPCA

January 11, 2012
Lake Placid News

LAKE?PLACID?- The Lake Placid Center will host an opening reception for Social Faceworking a new exhibit to open in the Fine Arts Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.

Artist Nip Rogers, brings together 19 locally-recognized artists into a second of its kind art show.

The Social Faceworking show brings the spirit of online social networking into a traditional gallery space featuring original artwork with the common thread of portraits created by Nip.

The exhibiting artists are: Andrew Dehond, William Evans, Brooke Noble, Cal Rice, Carol Vossler, Charles Stewart, CJ Dates, David Fadden, Eric Ackerson, Jenny Curtis, John Ward, Ken Wiley, Peter Seward, Sandy Edgerton Bissell, Sara Mazder, Shaun Ondack, Susan Stanistreet and Vicki Celeste.

The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 11. Gallery Hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. with additional hours during performances.

For more information, call 518-523-2512 or visit Admission is free.

About the show

Social Faceworking shows are a vehicle for artists to share ideas, artwork, and contacts through the experience of showing art together.

With the advent of social networking systems, it has become easier for artists to come together online and share work. However, the goal of Social Faceworking Shows is to capitalize on those online networks, and create a traditional gallery space based upon these connections.

On Jan. 13, 2012, the second of these shows will take place at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The show will focus on local artists of the North Country area.

Artist Nip Rogers formulated the idea for the "Social Faceworking" shows after beginning portrait work of other artists. From connecting with visual artists around the country with social networking sites, Rogers began his "Portraits of Other Artists" project. He quickly saw the potential for the portraits to be a common thread that could bring others in the art community together. The Social Faceworking show at LPCA will do just that for the North Country area artists.

Artists who are featured in Nip Rogers' portraits will fill the gallery with their own artwork and come together to share ideas, criticism and talent with the larger community.

The Social Faceworking show is a chance to take the connections that are made with social networking sites and manifest them in real space; not just cyberspace.

In addition to helping artists come together in a traditional space, Social Faceworking is designed to give a new gallery experience to the audiences as well.

The idea is that with the portrait of each artist hanging tandem with their own work, the viewer will have a new lens with which to interpret both pieces.

The hope with Social Faceworking shows is that they can be adopted and put on by any community of artists in any geographical region. Nip Rogers hopes to put his portraiture skills to use in more artistic communities by bringing the Social Faceworking shows to new cities.



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