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Familiar objects in new light at Bannister Gallery Dec. 8-Jan. 11

Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery will become a showcase for some unusual implements when it presents “Art and the Object: A Group Exhibition” from Dec 8-Jan. 11.

Curtis LaFollette, 'Three-Piece Flatware Set.'
This invitational exhibition will focus on the functional one-of-a-kind object created for personal use. The coffee pot, tea strainer and other objects of use will be interpreted by contemporary metal artists in order to convey a sense of the everyday as enriching and unique.

These objects act as an antidote in an increasingly disposable society, where the objects that are used for nourishment, ceremony, and relationships are watered down versions of the aesthetic objects of the past.

Featured will be such artists as Curtis Lafollette, Tim Lazure, and Joost During. There may be audience interaction with the work during the opening.

This exhibition is curated by Dianne Reilly of the Rhode Island College art faculty. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at www.ric.edu/Bannister or call (401) 456-9765.