Pottstown Talk Features Mixed-Media Artist

“Funked Junk” by mixed-media artist Jim Ulrich

POTTSTOWN PA – Jim Ulrich, a mixed-media artist and member of the Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia, will show examples of his mixed-media assemblages and sculptures March 20 (2018; Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. in the Boyer Gallery at the Hill School Center for the Arts, 760 Beech St., in a talk sponsored by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

The works involve both found materials and hand-fabricated components. Ulrich’s work varies from representational to purely abstract, and some of it is functional. He will explain how the found objects catalyze an idea, and describe the processes and materials used to refine ideas into a final piece.

A Pittsburgh transplant, Ulrich’s work has been exhibited at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum, Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Reading’s Goggleworks, the National Watch and Clock Museum, the Phillips Museum of Art, and the Berman Museum. He received an associate degree in fine arts from Allegheny County Community College in Pittsburgh, and a bachelor degree in studio arts from the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to his sculptures, Ulrich has created cover, inside editorial, and spot art for a number of magazines and booklets.

Photo from the Pottstown Area Artists Guild