An Ovation show for Leppanen
Rockland — This year, the Ovation cable channel partnered with Subaru to launch the inaugural Artists in Motion contest. Out of roughly 200 entries, Eric Leppanen of Belfast took home the grand prize for his piece “Full Circle.”
The prize includes a 30-second interstitial video to be shown on-air and online, as well as a solo gallery show. Leppanen’s show will open with a First Friday reception Nov. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St.
The panel of judges based their decision on originality and how well the submitted works represent the core values of social responsibility, inspiring others and helping the community.
Also receiving kudos from the judges was “Indebted States of America,” a work that made quite a splash a couple of years ago. The work used paint, the 50 state quarters and 169 personal credit cards collected over the past 23 years to create the American flag.
“Both visually stunning and telling, the piece is a statement on the American economy and banking industry,” the website announcement states.
The show will run through Nov. 23. The downtown Asymmetrick Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 594-5202 or visit asymmetrickarts.com or eleppanen.com. For more information on the contest, visit ovationtv.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.