Exhibit open through November 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Conversation between Artists: Friday, November 16, 4 p.m.
Based on a mutual interest and respect for each other's work, a collaboration of creative forces naturally evolved between Flagler College colleagues Robbins and Pedigo. The impetus for this joint effort began when Pedigo created the cover painting for Robbins' latest book of poems, Play Button. Upon reading the manuscript, Pedigo created several paintings for the prospective cover that attempted to capture the mood of Play Button while not directly quoting any one poem. After the publication of Play Button, Robbins and Pedigo were interested in seeing what would happen if they created work in response to specific pieces by the other artist. The outcome of this collaboration takes the form of new paintings, drawings, and poems that each serve as a response to a particular work by the other artist. Through the continuously evolving creative process poems took new shapes as drawings, and paintings became new stories on a blank page. The artists have used each others respective work as a new-found canvas, a creative springboard for new potential and artistic exploration.