“WoodEngrained Messages” at Art & Ideas

“WoodEngrained Messages” at Art & Ideas

Opening Reception Saturday, Jan. 16, 7 to 11 p.m
Through March 2, 2010

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“WoodEngrained Messages,” features the woodcuts of the gallery’s artist-in-residence, Shaqe Kalaj. The public is invited to the exhibition’s free opening reception and lecture, which will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the gallery at 15095 Northville Rd. The woodcuts, in which the artist cuts images into inked wooden panels, have become Ms. Kalaj’s specialty. “This show will be a retrospective of my work with woodcuts over the last five years,” she says. One large group of woodcuts, called “American Woman,” will be on display only for the Jan. 16 event. (This work has been displayed in a museum near Tokyo, Japan, and it’s being sent out of Michigan again this month for display at a university in Pennsylvania.) Other woodcuts, and prints made from the woodcuts, will remain on display at Art & Ideas from Jan. 16 to March 2.

Art & Ideas is located at 15095 Northville Rd. in Plymouth Township, in Provincetown Center. It’s across from Phoenix Lake, just north of the eastbound 5 Mile Rd. intersection, at the intersection where northbound Edward Hines Drive ends at Northville Rd. For a map, directions, hours, class registration, and other details, see www.artandideasgallery.com or call 734-420-0775 (gallery) or 734-604-1735 (cell).