Back Porch Alibi
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Jolene Powell

The Marietta College Art Department is presenting an exciting evening full of art and music with two exhibitions and a live performance by Back Porch Alibi from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, September 14th, in Gallery 310 and the Atrium Gallery on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center. On display in Gallery 310 through September 22nd is “Velvet Forms: Figure Drawings by Laida Carro.” Cuban American artist Laida Carro’s skilled, sensitive, hand gently models across the human form in a delicate but communicative way. Carro describes her work as "Figure drawings and portraits of family, friends and of professional models were drawn in 30 minutes to two hours sittings using sanguine pastel pencil and span from 2016 to the present." 

Also on view in the Atrium Gallery through November 1st is “Natural Images/Unnatural Methods: Paintings by Noah Baumgartel.” Baumgartel’s work is monochromatic enamel paintings on wood panels as well as ink drawings of natural imagery and spaces. He describes his work as “Directly inspired by my experimentation and alteration of photos and sketches I make when I travel. Conceptually, I'm interested in exploring experiences and memories (in this case various road trips), and distilling those experiences in their entirety into individual images. These images attempt to reflect upon the manner in which experiences are inevitably distilled, condensed and compartmentalized both via natural decay of memory over time as well as the unnatural decay of our attention spans and desensitization to imagery of any kind in our current social media and technology driven era.”

Gallery 310 is open from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Atrium Gallery is open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and both are open by appointment at Both galleries observe all Marietta College holidays and breaks. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. 

In addition to two exhibition receptions, the Art Department is pleased to include music by Back Porch Alibi, which is described as an acoustic-Americana-folk band. Their eclectic stylings meld indie folk with contemporary musical interpretations in a variety of genres. Collectively, they have played everything from sweaty neon pubs to open-aired festivals across the northwest territory. The “Alibis” have a little something for everyone to enjoy with their unique approach creating some of the best back porch home-spun musical goodness this side of the Mississippi.