HISPANIC ARTISTS CELEBRATE LA MUJER Curated by Evelia Porto. 4th Friday is just the beginning of the "celebration of women" by hispanic artists. Porto will be having special viewings throughout the month for institutions such at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latin Balet, and Hispanic art teachers. Don't miss this energetic and influential show. Jane Sandelin Gallery
CREATING LOVE PART DEUX by Rosana Lopez Haugh and Scott Haugh. "The reason for the show is that 5 years ago we were married in April in Artworks, we wanted to celebrate by having a show of new works. Scott's work is narrative, it is typically telling the story an issue that is important to him. My work is more of my experience with color and line which I love. The subject matter changes, even though I do like the mention of figure among the abstract shapes. (The work I will be showing is much smaller that in the past.) So together the show is a celebration of our time together as married people."
RECENT WORKS BY MARTI FANN "Marti Fann, a native of northwest Pennsylvania has resided in Chesterfield, Virginia for the last 23 years. Marti has lived and traveled in the southwest, living in Tucson, Arizona for 10 years. She studied with local artists in the southwest and continued to attend workshops with nationally known artists over the past 15 years. Her work has changed and grown over the years. Winning awards and honors
I have always loved the creative process. I want the painting to evolve from a clean white surface to a well-designed painting. I started painting what I saw, flowers, landscapes and etc. But I wanted to put more of myself into my work. I took workshops with artists that told me to push myself – to paint what I felt. From those workshops I took away a new way of looking at everything. My primary purpose of painting is to evoke feelings and emotions. I want to do this though texture, color, shape and good design. If I am successful you can let yourself go and let the energy and spirit of the painting carry you on an exciting journey."
RECENT WORKS BY VINNIE GONZALES Gonzales is currently a resident artist of Art Works who focuses his talent on painting and photography. He uses pointalist techniques to create large scale acrylic paintings. His subject matter varies but technique is consistant and intreaguing. Centre Gallery.
PORTOBELO AND OTHER WORKS by Geraldine Keifer "My current work explores corographies, places of the imagination in kinesthetically executed, shaped maps inspired by Medieval mappaemundi (circular paradise maps), Chinese ink and watercolor paintings (horizontal landscape scrolls) and Japaese paintings (horizontal landscape screens). Inscribed with passages from Christian texts and Far Eastern poets "after the fact" they come full circle by bringing the viewer into an emotive relationship with the imagert and illusions and thus imply that process rather than staging generates each series. Each series is a sort of "guide to paradise", and landscape journey, a landscape pilgrimage. Each implies the next and the works are ongoing. They combine illusion, spirituality, movement, material presence and memorial absence. Motivated strongly by my personal pilgrimage through valleys of shadow and loss, they seek peaks of light and restoration. They are records of journeys taken and milestones accomplished. They are records of deep breaths, long strides, uphill climbs, stream fordings, sideways downhill steps, and trail endings. They represent passages to new dimensions of life."
APRIL ALL MEDIA SHOW
Sarah Masters is the juror for this multi-media show. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second and third place. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for entries is April 16th & 17th at Art Works for this Juried show. See our Call For Entries page to learn more.
About the Juror: Sarah Masters has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUand a degree in Botany from Duke. She is a VCCA fellow. Masters works, teaches, and shows locally. Her work is held in public, corporate, and private collections.
Work by Mariana Grau in the Hispanic Aritsts Show
Lonely by Scott Haugh, Acrylic, 24x24, POR
Black Dress with Matching Shoes by Marti Fann, Watermedia, 30x24, $600
Grounds of Delight: Colonial Coffee Coastlines I by Geraldine Keifer. Coffee, Gouache, etc.., on Paper, 15x21