These exhibits continue through April 23rd, 2017. Admission 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 Look at the Colors of Water and Leaves by Minh-Chau Troung - Truong’s recent work in painting, pottery, photography surrounding the theme of "Water". This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.
Here and There by Robert Wynne - Wynne says, "I believe that art has to do with human beings deep desire to communicate to others." Trips to New Mexico, New Orleans and Scotland have inspired Wynne to paint watercolors of landscapes, pueblos and flowers and the figure. Other subjects have included scenes from Richmond and America’s West, as well as travel to the Holy Lands. Wynne has been studying art at John Tyler Community College for the past 11 years in drawing, oil painting, watercolors, art history and chalk pastels. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
Life Through Collage, As I See It... by Shantell Lewis- "Life itself is as complex as the various pieces of a collage".. This quote describes the artwork of Shantell D. Lewis. A native of Richmond, VA, her over-sized collection of collages on canvas were inspired by her travels, life and the life of everyday people, “as she sees them” in the moment. The mixture of patterns, media and combinations of colors make these collages as striking as the subject matter. Shantell's use of silhouette figures made of various materials in the collages represents the image of everyday people. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
Find Your Path by Karol Hilker - This exhibit is a series of mixed media paintings with figures that are in positions of discovery, joy and love. They represent the struggles we all have with being our own true person and finding our paths in life. Their busy lives are represented with lines of ribbons and wires that pull on the figures. The box like canvas surrounds the figure like we surround ourselves with others and their opinions. The edges of the box have lines, ribbons and wires representing the many layers in our lives. The figures are not limited by the box they have been put in or by the lives they lead. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
The Steven Futz Series - You may have seen some of Steven Futz’s videos on local cable TV. He brings to Art Works, a series of videos that he has compiled, set to pop music--which if not cleverly, then shockingly, shows global events and how the events parallel and repeat through recent decades. The videos change weekly. This exhibit will be in the Studio 162.
MARCH 2017 ALL-MEDIA SHOW: THE THREE R's - The Three R's - The theme for this All Media exhibit is “reduce, reuse and recycle”, Artists make use of items that Americans throw away turning them into artwork, sometimes beautiful, often thought provoking. This is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists. The exhibit includes an interactive aspect where the viewer experiences the proclivity of throw-away in our American life-style and ways to change and improve waste and ways to change Americans’ life-style to improve the planet. Call for Entries is on March 17th and 18th.
The exhibit will be included as part of the Earth Day 2017 Festival in Manchester. The festival is April 22nd.
Chuck Scalin and Mim Golub will juror this exhibit. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/CallforEntries.htm.
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 Recycle Show: The Artist by Sharon Zarambo, 44x8" Mixed Media, $450
2nd Place Recycle Show: Tea Suit by Becky Whitson 48x24 Teabags, Wrappers, Tape, $625
3rd Place Recycle Show: Memories by Sandhi Schimmel Gold 24x24 Found Objects $65/each
Honorable Mention Recycle Show: Veggies by Binford Harrell, 10x15 Oil on Corrugated Board, $450
Honorable Mention Recycle Show: My Life as an Octopus by Jeffrey Helm Denim Jeans, Paint, Tubes, Caps, Cup, Watch, Pipe, Lids, Scrabble, $525