"Miscellany Assembled: Found Object Works"
by Laurie Fife Harbert
on display January 9-March 3
Laurie Fife Harbert began creating one-of-a-kind found object assemblages because her present responsibilities keep her from having the long stretches of uninterrupted time she needs in order to do fine art paintings. She likes to focus on kitsch and whimsy in her work, utilizing mostly vintage items. She concentrates on one-of-a-kind pieces because she’d get bored making the same thing twice, and because she feels there is way too much mass-produced things in the world already. Her assemblages are a way to re-use, recycle and up-cycle, while in the process creating interest out of the ordinary.
About the Artist
A lifelong Canton, Ohio resident, Laurie has been an active member of the local arts community for more than 20 years as an arts administrator, volunteer, and working artist. She is a project manager at Grabowski & Co., a communication agency in Uniontown. Previously, she was the principal consultant at Fleur de Lis Consulting, and the co-founder, writer, and copy editor for 'ARTicles Magazine,' a local arts publication. Her artwork has been shown at the Canton Museum of Art, the Massillon Museum, The Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library, Anderson Creative, Malone University, the Ohio Arts & Crafts Guild Gallery, 2nd April Galerie, The Green House Gallery in Chestnut Hill, Journey Art Gallery, The Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, and Translations Art Gallery. She holds a BA (summa cum laude) in art history and business administration from Kent State University and is a self-taught artist. She may be contacted at LGFHarbert@yahoo.com.
Art-in-a-Case is displayed inside the Cattell library located on the Malone campus.The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and is closed when there are no classes in session.