May 1 - 31, 2013
Arts in the Village Gallery presents “Forms and Textures,” a striking pairing of works by wood artisan Harriet Maloney and abstract painter Kay Layne. The exhibit showcases eye catching pieces drawn from the warm colors and shapes of the earth.
Harriet Maloney’s expertly formed wooden bowls, vases, medallions and jewelry are created from local as well as exotic wood from Africa, Australia, Indonesia and South America. She often allows the nature of the wood, its characteristics and flaws, to influence the design of the finished piece. The exceptional color and striations naturally occurring in the wood are enhanced and refined by Harriet’s hand resulting in lovely focal and functional pieces that warm and enhance the surrounding space.
Abstract painter Kay Layne creates textural color-field abstract paintings. Her use of contrasting geometric shapes and lines in a warm color palette are able to generate a simultaneous response of restraint and surrender.
Inspired by her years spent in the wide-open and flat plains of the American Southwest, as well as her experience in the field of architecture, Kay simulates planar textured expanses, sparingly populated with dramatic shapes and lines open to interpretation from the unique vantage point of each observer.
Meet the artists during a free, open to the public reception Saturday, May 11th from 4 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a marimba performance by classical percussionist Rebecca Kite from 4 – 5:30 pm. Wine tastings will be available from Lost Creek Winery, and there will be delectable bites available courtesy of Firebird Restaurant.
Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/