See 4 new exhibits and 80 working artist studios. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits continue through September 16, 2023. Exhibits include:
Incipience by Shelia M. Gray and Ryan K. Carlson in collaboration with Oli Begley and Steven Warwick
Get ready to experience a unique art installation that will leave you spellbound – Incipience is here! This collaborative art exhibition delves into the intertwining of natural elements, found objects, created materials, and physicality, exploring the origin of things and emotions. With themes of opening, rooting, rising above, flight, and growth, this exhibit is the perfect combination of compound imbalance, familiar surrealism, and sentimental curiosity. Don’t miss your chance to be blown away by this mind-blowing art installation – come and experience Incipience today!
The exhibit opened on July 28, 2023 and is in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Spirit by Paul Terrell
We are excited to announce the opening of Paul Terrell’s Raku Ceramics exhibit at the Center Gallery. Terrell’s interest in this traditional Japanese art form is inspired by the Wabi-Sabi philosophy of finding beauty in the imperfection and depth of nature. His exploration of “Naked Raku” produces astonishing results where the final glides and glazes are broken up, revealing contrasting patterns defined by the rhythms of the smoke. Terrell’s use of wood in his process creates a Zen-like focal point and contrast. We invite you to join us on this poetic journey through the serendipity of Raku kiln pottery. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the beauty of imperfection and the magic of nature.
Recent work by Megan McGrath
Megan McGrath has come a long way in her artistic journey. Her approach to stylized versions of realistic images has become truly fascinating. Recently, she has been incorporating dots into all the backgrounds of her work and realized how powerful they have become. This realization sparked her interest in experimenting with her dots as her main focus, drawing inspiration from introspection for each new abstract piece.
His use of intense colors, chaotic patterns, abstract shapes, and composition reveals the anguish he felt upon receiving the news that his cat had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Through his paintings, he reflects a wide range of emotions, from confusion and anger to helplessness, strength, peace and happiness.
The process of making the dots has become meditative for her and has helped her appreciate all of her experiences, good or bad, as they shape who we are. So, let’s connect the dots and appreciate the evolution of Megan’s art style. The exhibition will be in the Corner Gallery.
SHOW ALL MEDIA
We are pleased to announce our monthly showcase for all media. We welcome all artists to show their creativity in our next show. All media are welcome, so if you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or mixed media artist, we want to see your work!
We are honored to have Megan Mattax as our judge for this show. There is no theme for this exhibit, so let your creativity run wild and submit anything that inspires you. Our call for entries begins in July 2023 and ends on August 14, 2023. To submit your work, simply fill out our online form and send us your best pieces. We can’t wait to see what you create and wish you the best of luck in the competition! Visit our website for details on how to submit your artwork: artworksrva.com