A Matter of Time, the National Watch & Clock Museum’s newest special exhibit, opened Saturday, October 19 at the NAWCC museum facility in Columbia PA. The works of 24 artists from around the globe depict the theme "time" through artistic media ranging from acrylic to tapestry to HD video.
The concept for the exhibit came from discussions with another artist, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) member and former NAWCC School of Horology student Randall Cleaver, whose work was featured in the 2011 exhibit Found Time. A call for artists was put out several months ago and the exhibit team received and judged over 90 entries to select the best 30 pieces for the exhibit.
The artists include four students from the York Arts Institute who were chosen for their unique and creative talents. Carrisa DeLosSanotos, maker of Time Flies, shares that students who are returning to school at the Institute have actually found a “second career – but a first love.” Student and contributing artist of Repurpose, Renew Mary Andres praises Jodie Landry, owner of Pieces, for the ongoing inspiration she has provided her and other students as they search for just the right piece for their creations. Landry shares, “I make over vintage and antique pieces of furniture so they can return to the stage and get their deserved recognition.”
“The Museum staff was really excited to put together this exhibit. It is the first time the Museum has done an exhibit focused on individual artists’ interpretation of time by sending out a call for artists around the world. We are eager to see visitors’ reactions to these artistic pieces and how they view time,” shares Director of Education Katie Knaub.
A Matter of Time will be on exhibit through May 2014.