Szozda Gallery was featured on the cover of The Eagle back in December, but it celebrates its official grand opening when it unveils "Without Restraint" with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Jan. 14.
The show features distinctly different works by nationally published decorative artist and painter Phil Parsons and multi-media artist Barbara Conte-Gaugel, both of whom work from studies in the Delavan Center (where Szozda Gallery is also housed).
Conte-Gaugel named the collage-assemblage series on display within this show, "Remnants," suggesting how the artist's nostalgia for things old, rusty and ordinary combine with her desire to give her pieces "new life, one quite different from the former one, but no less important."
For "Without Restraint," Parsons chose pieces from three different series, "Landscape," "Black Forest" and "Acquisitions."
The show will be up until Feb. 6.
Szozda Gallery is located at 501 West Fayette St., in the former Delavan Gallery space. Parking and admission are free. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 579-2805.