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DeAnne L. Parks

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Fledglings and Seeds

Every Thu. and Fri. from July 6-30
5-8 p.m.
Every Sat. and Sun. from July 6-30
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free
Art, Galleries

It’s a wonderful, whimsical world DeAnne L. Parks inhabits through her work, yet there’s also an undercurrent of movement, transition, and uncertainty. In “Fledglings and Seeds: Transformations and New Beginnings,” she employs ceramic sculpture and paint on canvas to create bright scenarios of magical realism. But take another look: Those fledgling birds, their heads lifted toward what’s next, sit uneasily in their boat of a nest. A heart-shaped object festooned with vines and leaves is pierced with a seedpod—or is it emerging from a cocoon? Parks was recently gentrified out of her Lowertown studio, but created a large seed sculpture representing her life and work there that finds new expression in this exhibition as well. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 7.