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L-R: Work by Betsy Alwin, Shana Kaplow Image courtesy event organizers

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Uncertain Structures/The Small Parts

Every Sat. and Sun. from Aug. 4-26
12-4 p.m.
Free
Art, Galleries

Betsy Alwin’s immediately recognizable ceramic works merge the delicacy of filigree with the substantiveness of such architectural forms as bricks, blocks, and crown moldings. That she also juxtaposes her perforated objects with raw wood and rusted metal just increases the odd sense of materiality driving her pieces. Shana Kaplow works similarly, but with a lighter palette: ink paintings, photographs, and small objects help her create seemingly weightless works that float through the viewer’s consciousness. Together, these artists’ challenge one’s sense of what goes where, how, and why.