Join us on April 28, 7-10 p.m. for 4th Friday in Machester! 5 new shows are opening with a reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through May 21, 2017. This event is free and open to the public.
La Danseuse En Argent by Mike Keeling
Mike Keeling, painter and photographer, has spent the past year at Dogtown Dance Theatre working with dancers and models to capture moments of dance. La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer) is the result. The exhibit will be in the All-Media Gallery.
Hashtag Revolution: a mark-making inspired journey of mixed-media paintings by Jeanne Minnix
Following in the footsteps of abstract expressionism, Minnix explores how colors and marks weave to form a finished painting. Her work is light, lyrical, calligraphic, airy, atmospheric and energetic. As a graphic designer, the art-making process is a great escape from the confines of the computer. Not only is art fun and full of surprises, but it fosters listening to and trusting my intuition. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
The Last Two Years by Michael Mancuso
This exhibit is comprised of highlights of Mancuso’s photographic work since 2015, with emphasis on the scenic and landscapes. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery West.
Scenes From Nature, Up Close and Personal by Libby Clark
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in rural Fairfax County,Virginia, Clark is no stranger to nature. A professional photographer for many years, working in the studio, with advertising agencies, and multimedia companies, she finds herself now spending more and more time on strictly creative photography. I love taking pictures of the endless magical scenes found in nature, as well as capturing images of my pets and people. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
Havets Sånger: Songs of the Sea - Lana Stephens' charcoal on paper work revolves around Poe's Annabel Lee, and each piece is accompanied by original music by Simon Petersson. 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, and the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, Illinois in 2017. . The exhibition received critical praise. Simon and Lana self-published a book about their unique artistic process and detailing their experiences working both interdisciplinary and internationally. The book has since sold over 200 copies in Sweden and in the USA. "
APRIL 2017 ALL-MEDIA SHOW - Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: BJ and Jennifer Glave Kocen.
About the Jurors:
"BJ Kocen with Jennifer Glave, partners in both business and in life, established glave kocen gallery in 2007 in the heart of Richmond, VA. When they're not working in the gallery, BJ keeps busy writing and performing his own music. The couple has poured their passion, heart, and soul into glave kocen gallery."
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: "Lost...And Found" by Melanie Kluender 25x28 Mixed Media, $245
2nd Place All-Media Show: "Crawford Pond" by Cheryl Hadrych, 24x24 Photography on Metal, $225
3rd Place All-Media Show: "Shy Horizon" by Linda Bronski, 38" round, Oil on Canvas, $2,100
Honorable Mention All-Media Show: "Skipjack on the Oyster Hunt" by William C. Farmer, 24x30 Acrylic, $6,000