Cambria Center for the Arts opens a new show Friday, June 5, featuring the work of Rich Morriss.
The show, titled, “Junk Art: The Deviant World of a Tinkerpaw,” opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. featuring wine, live music and refreshments. The show will include both two- and three-dimensional works.
Morriss’ assemblage-style work has been an annual staple of Cambria’s Prefix 927 Show, where the retired child psychologist is a frequent award-winner. He has also won awards at the Monterey County Fair.
Morriss, a self-declared junk artist with more than 60 years of experience, began at age 12 to notice trash and wonder what he could make of it. He uses found objects, salvaged materials, recycled, up-cycled, broken stuff and discarded trash to create art.
The show runs from June 4 through July 5 at Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St. in the old Cambria Grammar School. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the opening reception and to the gallery is free.