Anthropomorphic creatures, assemblage characters, photography, rough hewn baskets, jewelry – – that’s just a sampling from “Bait,” the Acme Art Studios spring show and studio tour from 6-9, April 26, at 711 North Fifth Avenue.. Acme artists invite you to see what they have been making during the grey days of winter. The show features the eclectic mix of new and archival works by the 20 studio artists who make up the Acme community. Although the artists work independently, common elements always emerge when a group show is hung. Fritzi Huber’s rubbings ” Archeological Finds,” elevate the ordinary to thought provoking while Dick Roberts combines windshield glass and body prints for an evolving study of the human form. Karen Crouch and Michelle Connolly continue exploring creatures, real and imaginary, through combinations of formed and found objects. Taking off in a new direction Michael Van Hout offers rough hewn baskets loosely woven of wisteria and willow. From traditional painting and drawing to abstract metal work ACME’s fourth Friday exhibit lures you into an art evening with something for every taste.
(Karen Crouch, 2013)