Plastics: from the artists’ perspective

BluSeed Artistic Director Carol Marie Vossler displays artist Jane Gregorious’s screen print “Crowded Seas.” (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE – On Thursday, Aug. 16, BluSeed Studios hosts “Plastic Madness/Luctura del Plastico,” an international traveling exhibition that originated in Mazatlan, Mexico in January 2017.

The Aug. 16 opening features a meet-the-artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with a special presentation by artist and original curator, Glen Rogers.

This unique and compelling exhibit began as an invitation to more than 25 Mexican and U.S. artists to create artwork from plastic found in their everyday lives. Plastic Madness opened to rave reviews at the Angela Peralta Gallery in Mazatlan. It then went on to the OMA Galeria at the Mazatlan Airport where it was viewed by hundreds of visitors, thanks to the Department of Culture.

The exhibit then traveled to the U.S. and the San Jose City College (on display through November 2017) where it was curated by BluSeed board member, Katherine Levin-Lau and Deborah Kennedy.

While traveling from West to East, the exhibit has evolved adding artists along the way, from California, Canada, and the greater North Country Region of New York State including artists from Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid. The project and exhibit has the distinction of uniting artists from three countries in a common cause.

“Another Plastic Madness” exhibition is scheduled to begin in San Miguel de Allendel, Mexico in February 2019.

The exhibition at BluSeed Studios is curated by Artistic Director Carol Marie Vossler, and runs through Sept. 15. It is open during gallery hours Monday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

For more information about the original curator/artist, Glen Rogers and her story of Plastic Madness visit:

BluSeed Studios, located at 24 Cedar St., is a 501(c)3 arts organization whose mission is to provide space and opportunities where artists and educators can collaborate, experiment, diverge, exhibit and preform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community.