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Tis Art Center and Gallery takes a new look at paper

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The Curious Paper exhibit at Tis Art Center and Gallery “redefines paper, collage, book structures, fibers and papier-mache” through a variety of unique and eye-popping pieces of artwork.

Tamara Sone/The Daily Courier<br> The Curious Paper exhibit at Tis Art Center and Gallery “redefines paper, collage, book structures, fibers and papier-mache” through a variety of unique and eye-popping pieces of artwork.

PRESCOTT - Tis Art Center and Gallery is taking paper in a whole new direction with its new Curious Paper exhibit.

The exhibit "redefines paper, collage, book structures, fibers and papier-mâché" through eye-popping pieces of art.

"They are pieces mainly comprised of paper that has been collaged or worked in special way," assistant curator Judith Skinner said. "We asked the artists to get really creative in putting this show together."

The artwork is created from a variety of paper materials like bark, cardboard, vellum, pulp and fiber. While some artists used glue to create their work, other artists stitched the paper pieces together with fine pieces of thread. The artwork varies from abstract images to wildlife.

In addition to framed pieces, the exhibit showcases a few paper sculptures such as a sculpture of Rand McNally maps folded into paper airplanes, perched on silver rods protruding from a base.

Local artists created all of the work featured in the exhibit, Skinner said.

The exhibit is scheduled to run through Dec. 22.

The gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 12-5 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed on Wednesdays.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Tis Art at 928-775-0223 or visit www.tisartgallery.com.

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