Desert Botanical Garden to Present Gwynn Popovac: BioMythic Masks
August 23, 2010
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Sallot – Marketing Manager
Phone: (480) 481-8101
FAX: (480) 481-8124
Artist Gwynn Popovac’s Biomythic Masks will be on display in Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall from October 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Each mask blends the textures, shapes and hues of natural habitats such as deserts, wetlands and tide pools with human features. These intricate three dimensional masks incorporate a variety of man-made and found objects such as wire, plaster, beads, fabric and stones.
Gwynn Popovac was born in Delaware in 1948, but spent most of her childhood in the San Fernando Valley. She started working in crayon on paper and walls at the age of four. Mainly self-taught, she didn't go public with her art until she was living in Westwood, Los Angeles, and attending UCLA as a literature student.
Gwynn's art has been exhibited in various venues, including the Navy Pier in Chicago, the Hearst Gallery in Moraga, California, the Tohono Chul Museum in Tucson and the Phoenix Art Museum.
|WHEN:||October 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011|
|WHERE:||Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Daily|
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.
* Digital images available upon request.