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Water Valley’s Bozarts Gallery Presents The F-Files Exhibition Beginning February 12

The F-Files exhibit opens on Feb. 16 at Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley.
The F-Files exhibit opens on Feb. 16 at Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley.

Water Valley’s Bozarts Art Gallery is never an entity to shy away from a challenge. The unique gallery also thrives to explore new and innovative programming and this Friday, February 12, is no exception.

Though conventional mediums like painting and sculpture still account for a large part of artistic work, the interactive art installation genre is certainly prominent in modern creations. Art has been propelled by a new era revolutionized by technology, the Internet and a vast change in culture. The vanguard has, as of late, been centered around often modernistic creations that encourage visitors to participate in mediums of art.

'A final Search' by Paula Temple
‘A final Search’ by Paula Temple

At Bozarts, patrons of the art studio can become part of an art exhibit without complicated techno experiments. The upcoming F-Files exhibition at Bozarts will allow patrons to become part of an art exhibit that will be an inclusive experience for both artists and those experiencing each artistic piece.

Paula Temple
Paula Temple
Bozarts’ first exhibition of 2016 is based on an interactive concept. The title “F-Files” refers to beautiful old Flat Files that were a generous gift from University of Mississippi art professor emeritus Paula Temple who donated large drawers containing unframed art work.

At an art opening on Friday, February 12, from 6-9 p.m., Bozarts Gallery will be premiering the contents of the donated drawers. The Bozarts Alliance artists have stuffed the drawers of this file cabinet with diverse work: drawings, inks, sketches, charcoal, photographs, watercolors, collages and more. During the opening reception, gallery visitors are invited to find artistic treasures and select their favorite artwork from these drawers.

Bozarts Gallery is located at 403 North Main Street in Water Valley. Photo by Jeff McVay
Bozarts Gallery is located at 403 North Main Street in Water Valley.
Photo by Jeff McVay

The difference: Bozarts gallery walls will be bare allowing visitors to select their favorite pieces from the flat files and display them on the gallery walls. In this fashion, Bozart patrons are literally curating the show by turning the gallery space into an interactive exhibition. At the end of the evening, gallery patrons may take their sold work home.

Bozarts new drawers contain unframed work by Cindy Aune, Andi S. Bedsworth, Adrienne Brown-David, Angela G. Clanton, Ed Croom, Pati D’Amico, Mari Foster, Hanne Gaycken, Katrina Geenen, Thomas Grosskopf, Jack Gurner, Beth Long, Carol Smith and Bill Warren.

The F-Files show will be displayed until March 26; however the content of the show will be constantly changing as sold work will be replaced by new work. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection and participate in this interactive art installation.

For more information, contact Bozarts Gallery at 662-473-2484, email them at bozarts@att.net or visit its website at BozartsGallery.com

Bozarts Gallery is located at 403 Main street in Water Valley, Mississippi.


Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at jeff.mcvay@hottytoddy.com.

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