Artful Consumption

James May Gallery presents an opening reception for their March & April reception on March 2, 5:30 – 8 pm. The exhibit runs through April 30. Artists are Jordan Buschur, Bubblegum & Whiskey and Chris Drobnock.

This show will coincide with the monthly art walk on historic Steele Street in Algoma. Local refreshments will be provided by von Stiehl Winery and Renard’s Cheese.

Jordan Buschur comes from a long line of collectors, and her paintings reflect this proclivity toward amassing objects. An artist, educator, and curator, her work has been shown internationally and her studio is in Toledo, Ohio.

“Painting the array of collected objects is an act of meditation on my relationship with the drawer owner, as I dwell on the mundane detail of their accumulated junk,” said Buschur of her paintings.

Bubblegum & Whiskey is a collaborate interdisciplinary art project by Sarah E. Swist and Kevin R. Mercer. The project explores the function and aesthetic of objects often found in “hometowns” across the country.  It takes the form of old signage, various tools, toys, peculiar inventions, traditional housewares, and more. The duo currently lives and works in Nebraska.

Drobnock has background in ceramics and printmaking and is based in Fayetteville, Ark. Drobnock said, “I seek to create a novel experience from the re-fabrication of objects that exist in everyday life.”

James May Gallery, located at 213 Steele Street in Algoma, is open 10 am – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. To preview 2018 exhibits, visit


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