Photo courtesy of Auburn Arts and Events
Some of the art on display at the City Hall Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Auburn Arts and Events Some of the art on display at the City Hall Gallery.

New art on display in Auburn

Several galleries have new pieces on display

Auburn Arts has a lot to offer this month including several new exhibitions and a call to artists.

Artist Rose Guastella’s paintings are on display at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery at 808 9th St SE until July 7. The subjects of Guastella’s paintings range from landscapes to old trucks and everyday interior settings, according to Auburn Arts.

At the Community Center Gallery at 910 Ninth St SE, the work of artist Anthony Heinz May will be on display until July 6. May draws inspiration from natural and human-made environments to create 3D sculptures alongside paintings, according to Auburn Arts.

In addition to the work on display at the Community Center Gallery, Heinz May’s piece titled “Homeomorphism” is on display in the Art on Main Gallery at One Main St.

The City Hall Gallery at 25 W. Main St. is now featuring the art of Misook Jung and Alex Kamola until July 6.

Jung learned to draw through working in an animation studio, now they create landscape paintings that attempt to “transfer the movement of time and space that cannot be translated by the camera onto canvas, in an attempt to capture the flow of this age,” according to Auburn Arts.

Kamola is a local ceramicist who uses high-fired clays and traditional hand-building techniques to create pots. The pots Kamola creates draw inspiration from the flora and fauna of forests, according to Auburn Arts.

The annual People’s Choice Award contest is currently underway for the best sculpture featured in Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. You can vote for your favorite sculpture online at Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery website.

The City of Auburn is calling on people to submit poems inspired by the sculptures on display throughout the city. Auburn’s Poet Laureate, James Rodgers will select the favorite poems and compile them into a chapbook to celebrate the opening of Auburn’s Arts & Culture Center later this year.

You can email poems to ​​ with the poem in the body of the email, and “Auburn Arts Poetry” as the subject line.

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