"We're not really making a big deal out of this mix of untrained and trained artists," [Sal Scalora] says. "We aren't going to put up big neon arrows pointing at works saying, `This is folk art' or `This is outsider art, or `This was done by someone with academic training.' It's time for these worlds to come together.' " And there won't be any flashing neon light announcing the show's fundamental premise that art can, indeed, be made from trash and ordinary objects. You can, Scalora stresses, have rubble with a cause.
There will be an opening celebration for "Resurrections: Objects with New Souls" Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Percussionist Yohuru Ralph Williams, an artist in the show, will be featured in a musical performance. Curators [Deborah Muirhead] and Sal Scalora and the artist [Greg Warmack]/Mr. Imagination will give gallery talks Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. The reception and gallery talks are free and open to the public. The show runs though March 18. Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission: free. Call: 486-4520.
Credit: William Benton Museum of Art; Caption:Daniella Dooling's "Outerwear" (1991) is made of cotton, latex, rubber and steel. "The Commute" by Yohuru R. Williams (1985) is part of the exhibition "Resurrections: Objects with New Souls," opening Tuesday at the University of Connecticut's William Benton Museum of Art.