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2017
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September Events:  

Paul Germain

 

Asiya Al-Sharabi

 

Terry Lynn Smith

 

September 22nd, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Richmond artist, Paul Germain, brings Order / Disorder to Art Works. His Rothko-like paintings are a view of nature based on the Chaos Theory—the balance between order and disorder, both micro and macro. Artists, Asiya Al-Sharabi, Terry Smith and Robin Alicia Coaker each open new exhibits on September 22nd. The monthly, juried All Media Show enters its fourteenth season as Art Works celebrates another year of bringing art to the community. Join us on September 22nd 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through October 22, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits include:


Order/Disorder by Paul Germain - Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Queen of Sheba by Asiya Al-Sharabi- Yemen is a challenging place for women to excel in their careers--especially with Asiya's subject matter--documenting Yemeni women who are socially not allowed to show their identity through photography. Despite all of this, viewers would see women represented in her photographs stripped of their identity but still maintaining their beauty, unique outfits, intelligence, feminine power, and how they are related to the "Legend Of Sheba".Asiya uses a self-developed technique that expresses focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on underlying struggles of the model. The technique is a combination of digital photography and hand painting. Asiya says: When I first took those photos I predicted that my country of origin will go down the drain because of how badly they treated women. Fear of taking photos, fear of tradition, and fear of religion. During every photo shoot I always had mixed emotions, but what I wanted the most was that we get over all fear and become strong, powerful women. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Essence of the Soul by Terry Lynn Smith - Smith is a figurative painter. She fuses hyper-realism with beauty, youth, eccentric hairstyles and fashion. She captures pure emotion rendering timeless, soulful portraits. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Earth, Wind, and Redeemer by Robin Alicia Coaker- The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

Soy Mujer by Christine Stoddard- Stoddard displays her photographs and projections in the Skylight Gallery.

September 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Emily Smith. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on September 15, 16, 2017 at Art Works.

 

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October Events:  

October 19, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

Artist Talk and Demo with Lora Hart: Silver Metal Clay

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!


Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   
 

October 20, 21, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month. The juror will be Ruth Bolduan.

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Paul Germain

 

Kelly Johnston

 

Kay Franz

 

October 27th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Autumn exhibits at Art Works are a profusion of color, mediums and subject matter by six artists displaying in the various galleries: Paul Germain, Tom Campbell, Kelly Johnson, Helene Ruiz and Kay Franz/Cindy Paulin. The October All Media juried show features local artists. Join us on October 27th 7 –10 p.m. for the opening reception and a special pre-Halloween party. The exhibits continue through November 19, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Order/ Disorder by Paul Germain - Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes by Tom Campbell- This exhibit celebrates over 100 years of Serge Diaghilev and the creation of the Ballets Russes. By gathering the most innovative artists, composers and choreographers of the time, Ballets Russes has redefined dance forever. Campbell has used abstraction to reveal the forms and movement of these ground breaking ballets and those who made them possible. The exhibit will be in the Center Gallery, East.


Hands Stripped and Rebuilt: New narratives from familiar things by Kelly Johnston - Assemblage Art – is it collage? Is it sculpture? Is it a puzzle? For Johnston it’s all of that and so much more. She loves the thrill of the hunt as she picks through junk drawers, garages and sheds to collect objects. Like a sculptor chips away at a block of marble to reveal the form inside, she chips away to find her objects. By obscuring the original context of the parts and reassigning them in the art pieces, Johnston creates her story. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


The Red White and Bull by Helene Ruiz- This exhibit will feature Ruiz's political paintings accompanied by written word by Keith Hamilton. Corner Gallery.

OCTOBER 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Ruth Bolduan. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on October 20, 21, 2017 at Art Works.

November Events:  

November 16, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!


Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   
 

November 17, 18, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Gail Nichols

 

 

Sue Maida

 

November 24th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows and Art Works Black Friday!


The holidays start with Art Works Black Friday—the opening of the RVA Holiday Gallery, a special shop of handmade gift items by local artists where everything is $50 or less. Workshops for adults and children will be held from 12 pm – 4 pm. where crafts made can be taken home and some donated to Veterans.


Then at 7 pm, the Fourth Friday art shows’ reception begins with exhibits by Gail Nichols, Reid Hall, Sue Maida and Donna Campbell Allen. Live music and holiday refreshments tie this special event up in a bow. The RVA Holiday Shop remains open through December 31st. The exhibits continue through January 21, 2018. This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibits Include:


Works by Gail Nichols - Gail Nichols, an active member of the Richmond art community for many years is now immersed in visual and performing arts in King William County and West Point, Virginia. This exhibit of mixed media is highly colorful and masterfully rendered. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Artism: The World Through the Eyes of Autism by Reid Hall- Reid Hall is a remarkable young man who has found his voice through photography The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Chiaroscuro by Sue Maida - Chiaroscuro was a painting technique developed during the Renaissance that used strong tonal contrasts to define the solid form. In photography, the term has evolved to mean bold contrasts between the light and dark areas in the image. To Maida’s eye black and white photography holds the most elemental, or organic, expression of a form, and applying the chiaroscuro principle is a way to elevate the mood and elicit emotion. These are images of the mundane have been rendered as "something more" through the manipulation of light and shadow. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.


Make Some Quiet by Donna Campbell Allen- In the work of teaching artist, Donna Campbell Allen there is a quest for calm and quiet, a striving to be still in the midst of chaos. Stillness calms the soul. The solidarity of these reflective qualities can bring peace. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

NOVEMBER 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 17, 18, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

   

 

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