An Open House for the work of Ron Alexander, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on June 7, at the Grassroots Art Center, 213 S. Main Street in Lucas. Ron will spend the afternoon at the art center doing a demonstration and hands on workshop for both children and adults.
Ron is part self-taught archaeologist, a student of Paleolithic American Indian culture, a research scientist, avid reader, an advocate for disabled vets, recycled artist and botanist all wrapped into one individual. His lifelong passion has been to research the Colorado River culture of a people that lived from about 10,000 -14,000 years ago in the west. Ron searches gravel pits as evidenced by his 900 plus artifacts.
Ron’s artistic philosophy is to carve or use all things found in nature, and he masterfully carves bows and arrows from native woods. A simple piece of bone, stone or driftwood can become a magnificent piece of art in Ron’s gifted hands. As a recycled artist, Ron finds trash items along the side of the highway near his home at Gypsum and fashions collages, as well as fantastic detailed “Schooners” with sails made from the humble grocery sack.
His newest recycled creation will make the first appearance at the open house on June 7th. Ron’s work will be exhibited and for sale at Grassroots Art Center through Oct. 12th.
Grassroots Art Center hours are May – September : Monday –Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. April and October Thursday –Monday 1-4 p.m. Admission is charged, however the open house/workshop is free.