The Way To Be
Acrylic on reclaimed construction lumber
9 x 5.5 x 5.5 feet

                                       M I K E  S H A F F E R 
VIDEO: Suzie Guardia, Greater Reston Arts Center











March 12 and continuing through May 30

An invitational exhibition in an unfinished retail space
managed by Boston Properties at
1875 Explorer Street
Reston, VA 20190

Curator's Comments:

Mike Shafter – His tower “The Way to Be” strikes me as such a masculine work, tall strong and heroic. And although he doesn’t place a great deal of emphasis on process, I was fascinated to see how this piece was put together. Each two wood sections carefully arranged on top of two others in a prearranged order from bottom to top. There are no attachments. The piece holds together by its own weight. I liked his green message – using old lumber and than painting all pieces green. How appropriate for Earth Day!

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, VA

Selected by Mary Howard, Curator and Founder, Greater Reston Arts Center

Opening reception: April 22, 6 -- 8 pm

Hours: Works while not directly accessible to the public are lighted
and visible from adjacent sidewalks and streets.

Information about the PopUp Exhibition:
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