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Gallery Route One’s BOX SHOW™ 2017
EXHIBITION CLOSES September 24th, with Closing Party 2 to 3 PM, Followed by Live Auction 3 to 5 PM
Gallery Routes One’s legendary BOX SHOW™ is a celebration of art making, community and the magic that begins with a plain wooden box.
158 Artists: 158 fantastical, wild, imaginative boxes.
Images of boxes are available on the web.
You may bid on them by proxy, please call us.
GRO is open every day 11 to 5, Saturday open till 7pm during the BOX SHOW™
The exhibition benefits Gallery Route One’s programs in the community: The Artists in the Schools Program, the Latino Photography Project, With the Earth: Arts and the Environment, and Social Justice exhibits.
Over 7,000 people come to see THE BOX SHOW™ at Gallery Route One. Don’t miss it!
The box show was created 18 years ago by Nick Corcoran and his wife Betty Woolfolk, a founding artist member and the Executive Director of GRO for many years. She was loved by all, especially by Nick.
Every box has a unique story. This is Nick’s story about his 2017 box:
“After Betty’s leaving us last year, I didn’t know if I wanted to do another box. But one managed to follow me home. I stuck it on top over a lower half of a mannequin that Betty had outside her studio and there it sat, forgotten. After a few weeks, I walked by the box and she appeared. So for the next few weeks the torso and box lived with me in the living room. I would stare at it and imagine what pieces of hers would work. So up and down the stairs I went, on a journey through an amazing collection of stuff. Betty’s work was mixed medium so she had metal pieces, wood pieces, plastic pieces, big pieces, little pieces, some pieces I couldn’t identify, but she had them, and so much more. What you see is pure Betty – her work both old and new and pieces from her collection. The name of the box became ‘You Can’t Build a Betty, Even With Her Stuff.’ To some it brings a smile, to others a tear. We miss you, Betty.”
Come and experience the inventive and ingenious way each box comes to life. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Box Show.
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Admission to the BOX SHOW is always free.
Additional time info:
During the Box Show the gallery will be open from 11am to 5pm, EVERY day — even Tuesdays.
11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Parallel parking right in front of the gallery