May
22
to Jun 22

Current Exhibitions: Upstairs Gallery

My Pirate Days, Joyce McCarten.

Joyce McCarten

My Pirate Days

The abstract painting that will be shown in this exhibition are a reflection of my 12- year- marriage to Walter Smith. He was a business man, a professional actor and a man of integrity and fun.  After diagnosis and treatment of cancer in 2006, it was his intention to live life to the fullest.  We had ten years of “stolen time” and our marriage was filled with great love and joy. Each painting in this show expresses some of the joy we shared in specific locations or in the humor we saw in the memes of the day.

 I use color, shape and gesture in oil paint to capture the excitement of a life well lived. While I grieve his loss, I celebrate him for all his quirkiness, his passions and his love for life. I will move forward without him, but first, I will look back to my “pirate days” with Walter Smith. 

First Friday Reception: June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist’s Reception: June 9, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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May
23
to Jun 16

Current Exhibitions: Downstairs Gallery

Under the Moonlight, Freda Lee-McCann. Inquire.

Freda Lee-McCann

A Point of View

Traditional Chinese landscape paintings are built on brushwork with ink on rice paper. I am inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s work using flat shapes and comic strip Pop art dots. Instead of using brushwork with ink on rice paper, I decided to experiment by applying the Pop art dot pattern to create texture. The series here is a combination of the art making techniques of the East and the West that are used to create a different feeling – that of each world and of both worlds. 

Works from Studio Gallery’s 2019 New Members Exhibition.

Lisa Battle, Mekbib Gebertsadik, & Susan Raines

New Members Exhibition

Studio Gallery’s new members come together for a group exhibition showcasing their work.

Susan Raines : Serendipity /// Serendipity means accidentally finding valuable things that you were not expecting. These photographs are a collection of images that grabbed my attention as I came upon them.  I felt compelled to stop and look and ultimately to preserve them with my camera.

Mekbib Gebertsadik: Light is Life and Life is Light /// “Whenever the landscape flares in my mind, there sprouts in me the longest and widest rift valley of the world, which is found in the land where I was born and raised, East Africa, Ethiopia. The land of mystery and wisdom. The fountain and cradle of humanity. It was here where nature first opened my artistic eyes and touched my imagination with its magical rays of light, and every motion of light, as a source of life and death and spirit…”

Lisa Battle: Echoes /// This exhibition of new work by Lisa Battle will include a series of large scale abstract ceramic sculptures drawing on recurring themes in Lisa’s work: botanical forms, the gestures of dance, and the primal elements. In Echoes, Lisa presents a visual language of graceful curvilinear forms which seem to float weightlessly, defying gravity, despite the heaviness of the clay from which they are made. The sculptural forms defy specific definition, creating an impression of ambiguity that leaves room for viewers to find their own interpretation.

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