Art Works Fourth Friday in February opens with 5 new exhibits. RVA Dance Collective will perform a work inspired by the humming bird artwork of Lorra Kurtz. Join us Friday, February 24th 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibits continue through March 19, 2017. This event is free and open to the public.
FROM LAND TO SKY by Lorra Kurtz-
Lorra Kurtz presents From Land to Sky, an exhibit of vivid whimsical works to colorful, dreamy and muted pieces. Each painting is a metaphor of her life—struggles and satisfactions. Her background in interior design serves her well in her color choices, use of shape and design.
Hummingbirds are a central theme and a constant source of inspiration—painted in memory of her father and his spirit. RVA Dance Collective will perform a dance in tribute to the hummingbird. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
A Feather Study, Recent Works by Anne B. Burnley- "In this suite of images, Burnley use Prismacolor pencils, pastels and watercolor paint to create images of feathers found while hiking in Virginia and West Virginia. She conveys the delicate textures, subtle colors and the sense of surprise and wonder felt upon discovering these beautiful avian artifacts resting in the landscape. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East."
Havets Sånger: Songs of the Sea by Lana Stephens - Stephens' charcoal on paper work revolves around Poe's Annabel Lee, and each piece is accompanied by original music. Skylight Gallery.
"Havets Sånger" was created collaboratively and consists of ten works of visual art and ten pieces of original music that work together to communicate a narrative. Swedish opera singer and classical composer, Simon Petersson, wrote and performed the musical component of the project. During the Summer of 2013, Simon and Stephens worked together in the South of Sweden to create collaboratively. Much of the work is inspired by the Swedish landscape which is evident in many pieces, though not ostensibly illustrative as allegory and metaphor play a strong role throughout the pieces. Poetry and art accompany the music which work together to convey memory and loss. Classically inspired, this body of work reads as a sort of modern-day operatic tragedy".
"Havets Sånger" debuted at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in 2014. The exhibition received critical praise as is presently on view at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Simon and I self-published a book about our unique artistic process and detailing our experiences working both interdisciplinary and internationally. The book has since sold over 200 copies in Sweden and in the USA. "
Intensity Versus Subtlety by Glenda Creamer - Creamer says: "I continue to explore the dance of marks, ever searching for variation in scale, subtlety and intensity." In 1977, Glenda Creamer received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and in 1979 was awarded a professional fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. She had a studio in the old Masonic Temple Building on Broad Street, where other artists were a great inspiration to her. Creamer's work has been exhibited in 1708 East Main Gallery, VMFA, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond Public Library, group shows with the Women’s Caucus for Art, and more recently at Art Works. She also sings and write songs; music adds another dimension to her art. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
Miscellaneous Collection by Jasmine Mills- Mills exhibits her paintings and wearable art collectibles in the Corner Gallery this month.
FEBRUARY 2017 ALL-MEDIA SHOW
Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Amie Oliver is the juror of this show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on February 17-18th, 2017 from 12pm - 6pm at Art Works. Artwork is on display through March 19, 2017.
About the Juror: Amie Oliver
"In my work I strive to create a quality of resonance and form that skirts with tradition and its illusion of permanence. Primary to this aesthetic is an experimentation with media and the power of symbols, objects and the vocabulary of human form. What interests me is the dialogue that results from using universal forms to make art that embraces conflict, revision, passion, reason, beauty and discovery.
As a hill walker and traveler, journals and agendas are also part of my creative process. Hence, my work catalogs the passing of time and experience, and possesses an inherent motion. I like to think of it as a mobile museum/library, which I could take on my bicycle, or float down a river if I wanted to - a message in - and sometimes without - a bottle." Amie Oliver's Website
Honorable Mention All-Media Show: Deer and Beetle by Andrea Palmer, 12x12 Acrylic on Canvas, $40
All images are the property of the artists and may not be duplicated without permission. Contact Art Works, Inc. 804 291.1400 in Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. for more information or if you wish to seek permission for use of images.
1st Place All-Media Show: Norfolk Island Pine Raised Pedestal Bowl by Robert Gundel, 15.5x6", Turned Wood, $300
1st Place All-Media Show: Curly Maple Covered Dish with Ebony Finial by Robert Gundel, 12" round, Turned Wood, $360
1st Place All-Media Show: Square Shallow Bowl by Robert Gundel, 13" Turned Wood, $225
2nd Place All-Media Show: Reflection by Angelia Davis, 13.5x16.5, Wood, Stain, Paint, $150
2nd Place All-Media Show: Foggy Foothills by Angelia Davis, 13.5x16.5, Wood, Stain, Paint, $150
3rd Place All-Media Show: Fool's Dream by Hannah Grisevich, 36x36 Acrylic, $500
Honorable Mention All-Media Show: The Nightmare by Shelley Detton, 30x24 Oil on Panel, $400
Honorable Mention All-Media Show: Jasmine by Michael Greiner, 12x12 Oil on Canvas, $210
Honorable Mention All-Media Show: Last Call by Michael Greiner, 12x16 Oil on Canvas, $250