Artist Harvests Farm Steel as Art, South Bend Tribune, April 26, 2009

South Bend Tribune Arts & Entertainment Briefs April 26, 2009 ARTIST HARVESTS FARM STEEL AS ART Goshen-In conjunction with Goshen's monthly First Friday downtown event, "Chris Jaworski Solo Exhibition" opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Shutterhugs Art Gallery, 123 Main St. The exhibition features indoor and outdoor sculpture. Jaworski, a Purdue University graduate, entrepreneur and self-taught artist, has exhibited his assemblage sculpture throughout the United States. His work has been featured in Direct Art Magazine, Lake Magazine and on WNIT-TV's "Open Studio." The metal sculptures are also part of a permanent collection in the Kinsey Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington. "My earliest sculptures include parts from equipment three generations of my family used to grow crops and maintain our farm," he says in a press release. "Now I rescue retired and discarded machines from tractor graveyards and farm auctions. I dismantle, clean and sort the recycled components. Inspired and challenged by the shape of a particular piece, I begin by assembling and later welding the steel into a completely unique work. Like pieces in a puzzle, I strive to use the agricultural components without changing their original form. The shape of the metal tells me what it wants to be." The exhibition continues through May 27. To learn more about the artisit, visit For information about the gallery call 574/533-2579.