The phrase “Post no Bills” refers to laws against posting notices and signs on public property. Multiple layers of handbills can damage the walls and look trashy after the effects of weather and graffiti artists. So, stenciled signs saying “Post NO Bills” were painted on walls in the hopes that the clutter would stay to a minimum. However, in many cases the directive has been overlooked and what has resulted is an artistic display resembling a collage. The exhibit captures this concept through the use of photographs, mixed media, and collages. All images in the exhibit are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the gallery.
In addition to the fun exhibit, some of the Forum members will be giving presentations.
On April 7 from 2 pm – 5 pm Nancy Ori and Heidi Sussman will discuss their work and how it was created along with a discussion about cell phone photography. On April 14 from 2 pm – 5 pm there will be a Sip n Shoot event. Attendees bring whatever they would like to drink and Ori will demonstrate setting up a formal still life while discussing composition, props, lighting and painting with light. Bring any kind of camera to shoot the set up and then Sussman will demonstrate how to use cell phone apps to turn the images into an old-time or impressionist looking painting. On April 22 from 2 pm – 5 pm, Alice Grebanier will have a slide show and discussion on how to plan and curate an exhibit. And finally on May 12 from 2 pm – 5 pm, there will be a closing reception with wine and snacks to celebrate a great month at Gallery 1978.