Gallery’s events correspond with fair

WYANDOTTE — River’s Edge Gallery will hold special events during the 48th annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair.
During the fair, Wednesday through Saturday, the gallery will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate patrons.
Patt Slack, the gallery owner, is on the Wyandotte Street Art Fair Committee, and gallery director Jeremy Hansen and promotional director Amiee Rodrigues are chairs of the ‘dotte Arts Project.
“We get a ton of foot traffic during the fair, so it only makes sense to have special events and new artwork,” Slack said.
SLAW, who presently has his show “Return to SLAWVILLE…But It’s Dark Out Now” in the gallery, will be painting during the fair in front of the gallery.
“Many people wonder how SLAW makes his lines so clean and concise, and now this is their chance to see the artist at work,” Slack said.
The gallery will also feature a new artist during the fair, Shelly Mattson.
Her work focuses on the minimalism of the 1950s and ’60s, and is a mix of fine lines and color that take a lot of skill and knowledge, according to Slack.
Detroit artists Niagara, Audrey Pongracz, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and Kill Taupe, all known in the “Low Brow” art scene, also will be featured during the fair.
According to Slack, Low Brow is a new school of art popular world wide and has come out of the underground comic book and pop art scene.
Fine art photographer and in-house artist Patricia Izzo will be in front of the gallery each day of the fair.
She will be previewing her upcoming show in the fall with international fine art photographer Monte Nagler.
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