CGMS Gallery Presents Annual ‘Peeps Show’

Clay-Glass-Metal-Stone Cooperative Gallery will be presenting its third annual “Peeps Show” on Friday, March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.

Local celebrity Greg Rice will jury the show. This will be the final gallery presentation by CGMS at its present location. Artists from around the county have been invited to participate in this special, farewell event.

The Peeps Company will be contributing first, second and third prizes to the best entries.

For several years, CGMS gallery has joined in the national Peeps craze, presenting dozens of gooey dioramas made from the iconic Easter candy. Gallery artists have made clothing from Peeps and tortured every conceivable pun in creating funny, scary, kooky and clever works of art from these sugary candies.

From the Cannibal Peeps who roasted their fellow Peeps around a campfire, to Little Bo Peep and Peeps at the Beach, the creativity escalated with dozens of depictions.

This year, artists from around Palm Beach County have been invited to join the exhibition. These artists will be judged by Greg Rice. The public is invited to visit the opening of this show and to try to influence Greg’s judgment. At stake are one cash prize and three wonderful prizes presented by Peeps.

The show will be the last major arts event presented at the Lake Avenue gallery. On April 1, the gallery will move to its new home at 15 South J Street. On Friday, May 3, the gallery will celebrate its fourth anniversary with its usual Monarch Butterfly Release.

Clay-Glass-Metal-Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.

The gallery is currently located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month with many special events in-between.

For more information, call the gallery at (561) 588-8344.


ABOVE: “Peeps on the Beach” is a sample of what show visitors will see.