Spirals in nature focus of new exhibit

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Staff | May 25, 2016

“Variations on a Spiral Sky,” a suite of acrylic mixed media by artist Alicia Reid, will be on exhibit at The SweetSpot Gallery, 226 Whitewater St., Whitewater during May and June.

The Whitewater Arts Alliance describes the exhibit as “united by spiral shapes in the sky, on the land, and underground. “

Ancient symbols, spirals have been used since Neolithic times represent the sun, infinity, eternity and change.

Reid's previous experiences as a geography professor and an instrumental music educator are reflected in her work.

She uses a variety of materials, including textbooks, old magazines, sheet music and maps of many kinds to create literal narratives of the past, embedded in each composition, using assorted gels, mediums and glazes. Acrylic paint and hand-carved stencils add texture and shape to these interpretations.

Check the SweetSpot Gallery at http://www.whitewaterarts.org/sweetspot.html or call 262-473-5080 for hours and more information.

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