Putting It Two-Gether: Assemble & Collage

Lee Wayne Mills and Rose Minetti

April 6, 2018 - May 7, 2018

Tubbs Gallery

Both artists Rose Minetti and Lee Wayne Mills have a long history of including collage elements as part of their aesthetic process. In this exhibition they expand on that history by venturing into multi-dimensional assemblage – and even installation type works. Each artist, having separately experienced a ‘downsizing’ mode, has revisited and reclaimed earlier works in the creation of new pieces that celebrate ‘past and present,’ and the continuing nature of process itself.

About the Artists

LEE WAYNE MILLS graduated with Honors in Art from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin – and has been an artist and arts administrator ever since – with stints as Exhibition Director at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD, Assistant Director of Montpelier Cultural Art Center in Laurel, MD, and Curator of the Dadian Gallery at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

As Program Specialist with the City of Gaithersburg, MD he helped design and program for the Gaithersburg Arts Barn in Kentlands with studios, galleries and a 99-seat black box theatre. His art has been exhibited and collected both locally and nationally.

ROSE MINETTI has summered in Lewes, Delaware since 2004 and became a resident in 2017. Rose was born in New York City and lived in Arizona for 33 years. She earned a Master of Arts from Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ and a Bachelor of Arts from Douglass/ Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers the State University, New Brunswick, NJ.

She worked as president of the Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art (1987-89) in Phoenix AZ and was affiliated with MARS Art Space, an artist run gallery in Phoenix, as an Artist Member (1989-96) and a Board Member (1994-1996). Her last position was as exhibit curator and project director for the Department of Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, Arizona State University.

As a retiree, Rose was a board member (2008-2011) of the ASU Retirement
Association (ASURA). She currently volunteers for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control at Cape Henlopen Park.