Christiane Middendorf paints with expressionistic brushwork and each painting has a life of its own based on a personal experience of the artist. Yet the colors speak to each viewer and their personal experiences.
MARCH 2010 ALL MEDIA SHOW
This exhibit features contemporary artists from Richmond and Virginia. Chuck Scalin and Mim Golub, the jurors of this exhibit, will give a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. on opening night. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for entries is on March 19th and 20th at Art Works. To learn more about the jurors, see www.chuckscalin.com .
To learn more about the process for entering your artwork in the show see www.artworksrichmond.com/CallforEntries.htm
ELDERS: CREATIVE SPIRIT
Audrey Skeen, a potter and member of Art Works Gallery, came up with the idea for this exhibit. As a volunteer to several senior facilities, Audrey provides not only her time but also her skills as a ceramic artist by facilitating art classes. She observes that art can come to the individual at anytime in life: childhood, adolescence, adults and in senior years. Whatever time we take up art, it continues to support and sustain us as we change and age. With this in mind she asked the elders from four senior organizations in Richmond (Senior Connections, Circle Center, PACE and ElderFriends) to provide artwork for this exhibit. The artwork could be created during group activities at the centers or created individually. Seniors from PACE were provided an opportunity to visit Art Works for tours and to work on a ceramic tile project with Audrey Skeen. Some of this work will be on exhibit at the show. Additionally many Richmond professional senior-artists have been invited to participate in the show. On opening night the facilities will be able to provide information about their organizations, which range from support groups to adult day facilities.
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
Beth Nixon presents a new body of artwork in the Centre Gallery East.
Bill Harrison presents observations through photography in the Centre Gallery West
Laura Smith, a Richmond native, presents watercolor landscapes of the sights and scenes around Virginia and some points beyond. Her show is in the Skylight Gallery.
r'va dance collective
As part of the 4th Friday opening events, Art Works presents the freshest addition to Richmond’s modern dance community, r’va dance collective. Immediately following the All Media Gallery talk, r’va dance collective will be showcasing original choreographed work.