Montage and Metaphor, an exhibit of montages by Ruth Zachary continues through February. Her richly detailed works in photo montage, collage and etching may be viewed at the Unitarian-Universalist Church on Feb. 4, First Friday, from 5 to 8 pm. at 929 15th St and 10th Avenue. The exhibit began in January and continues to the end of February, open also on Sundays following church services from 11am. to noon.
Montage, with the layering of imagery suggests visual metaphors, to convey ideas and emotion, much as metaphor does in writing. Interspersed with her visual images, she has included poems, dealing with topics often stimulated by similar experiences to convey the relationship between the different creative processes.
Music by Claire Barta on Violin and Kristina Bain on Flute will be performed between 6:30 and 7pm. Ms Zachary will be available from 5 to 6 and from 7 until 8 to answer questions about content of her work and techniques used.
The solo show is sponsored by Chalice Arts, a group formed to promote opportunities for interaction between various artists of different art forms and to stimulate creative dialogue both for artists and the community. Ms Zachary is coordinator of the group at this time.
Ms Zachary has lived in Greeley since 2004, moving from Michigan that year. She has been active in two Greeley Arts Organizations and in two writing groups since 2005,