The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing is putting a new spin on what you can do with all those old vinyl records.
Final Vinyl, a new fundraiser for the gallery, asks artists to paint, cut and melt old records and transform them into new art.
“We’ve got some really cool stuff coming in,” said Kim Farmer, fine arts programmer for the Craig Gallery. “It’s amazing the ideas that people have. You really can do almost anything with this.”
Local artists, such as Nora Gross, who specializes in watercolours, and Tony Myers, a professional printmaker, have contributed their spin on the idea, with beautiful results, Farmer said.
“They’re absolutely beautiful. I’m so impressed; this is going to be a great show,” she said.
The idea for this type of fundraising project isn’t new, Farmer said. “I’d heard about it and thought it would be a great way to raise money for the gallery.”
Farmer said she’s hoping to get up to 100, or more, submissions, which will be displayed from Nov. 28 through to Dec. 19, with an opening reception on the first night of the show.
The finished vinyls will be sold for $85 each, with all proceeds going directly back to the gallery.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 26, which only gives Farmer two days to hang the show.
“It’s going to be huge fun. I’m really looking forward to it,” she said.
To find out more, visit http://alderneylanding.com/gallery/current_upcoming_exhibits.html