Whimsical yet formidable,”Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie” gives broken musical instruments a new body and a new voice. These angular and intricate sculptures are an ingenious fusion of fragmented musical instruments, discarded cardboard, and ancient texts transformed into a menagerie of soulful animals. Walking through this hall of spirits, you experience each disarmingly asymmetric beast unexpectedly morph in form and emotion. These pensive and playful shape-shifting creatures beckon with a broken musicality.
Opening First Friday, November 6th, 2015, 5 – 8 PM with music by Mes Amis
Mes Amis, led by Steve Lynnworth, plays a mix of Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with Lynnworth’s original compositions.
The show runs through January 4th, 2016.
Rich Entel of Portland, Maine, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony. His work has been included in a Portland Museum of Art Biennial. “Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie” is a synthesis of Entel’s experience in painting, printmaking, sculpture and music. His past work has explored issues of homelessness, loss, the body, and meditation. He recently collaborated on the book “Ashley Bryan’s Puppets”. Along with continuous exploration in art, Entel works in the community as a family physician specializing in addiction medicine.
Opening Reception with Artist: Friday, November 6, 5pm – 8pm
First Friday Art Walk: December 4, 5pm-8pm
Monday – Friday 10am-2pm + Sundays 1pm – 5pm or by appointment