Aylin Green will be teaching a class on Altered Books at Grounds For Sculpture Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Using mixed media techniques such as image transfers, collage, painting and wax to give an old book a new life as a sculptural work of art, students will use their own specially collected items to personalize the project. She’s also one of the artists in Creations from Within, at GFS through Sept. 20. (At left: “Housecoat Etiquette,” collage.)
Seventeen Grounds For Sculpture staff members have filled the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts with their work in various artistic mediums displaying a distinct and diverse perspective, including sculpture, painting, photography, mixed-media and found-object art. Many staff members assist the Education Department with visual art workshops and projects offered to the public throughout the year.
This exhibition launches the use of Grounds For Sculpture’s newly developed Education Gallery as a community exhibition space. In addition to the annual Focus on Sculpture photography exhibition, plans include revolving presentations of Grounds For Sculpture members’ artwork, workshop participant displays, and exhibitions exemplifying the spirit of our community.
Here’s what I found on line at the Bambi Gallery about Aylin Green: Aylin Green’s art springs from the crusty tables of flea markets, the sewing boxes of fashionable women, and the button jars of bygone days. Raised in the suburbs of Boston as the first daughter of a Turkish mother and a Jewish father, Aylin has often found herself on the outside, looking in. Her mixed media paintings take an approach toward her subjects like that of a cultural observer or artistic ethnographer. Defying place and time, the figures posture and float, seeking to define themselves and their relationships in a mysteriously layered realm where paths and broken instructions are scattered about. With a BFA from Mason Gross at Rutgers University and a MA of Ed from SMFA at Tufts, Aylin took a hiatus from a career in museum education to care for her two young boys. She lives in Lambertville, where her proch holds tins, boxes and paper bags of buttons and other materials for repurposing she uses in making one-of-a-kind barrettes.