The Dublin Arts Collective and the F. CO. Gallery opened their Scary Art Show on Thursday evening, the first of its kind to be held in Dublin, which will run until the end of October. An open call for artists resulted in an exhibition ranging from sculptures and ceramics to paintings and photographs.
“We are showcasing the Dublin arts community and inviting participation from across the Bay Area,” said gallerist and president of the Dublin Arts Collective Sawsan Wolski in her call for artists last month, “and this is also the opportunity to highlight the need for a gallery in Dublin and to demonstrate the added value of the arts in supporting both economic and emotional recovery. ”
The ad read, “What are you afraid of? What secret fears do you harbor in the recesses of your mind? We are looking for creepy, scary, creepy and disturbing art! The works of art on display will be hair-raising, humorous or “deadly ‘serious!”
Dublin poet laureate James Morehead also issued an open call for poets around the world to produce Scary Poetry, and the winners, from Ireland, Colorado, Nevada and Massachusetts, were announced on Thursday evening.
The F. CO gallery. is located at 7038 Village Parkway in Dublin. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.