Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Congratulations to Village Artisan Pete Mitas

I have been buying Pete's work for a while now from Village Artisans and am delighted to read he won Most Creative Use of Paper Award
at the 22nd Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper exhibition with his work entitled "Urban Scrawl."
Pete fabricated his winning entry by hand-coloring both sides of artist trading cards with bold patterns. He built a structure with the cards which allowed the viewer to see each side of as many cards as possible. The design on each side of a card took 20 to 30 minutes, to do and the structure was completed on and off over a period of three months. The work was completed only when Pete ran out of clips he used to connect the cards together!
The exhibition is open to the public until March 9th at the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olsen Drive in Kettering.