Emerging artist, Alexandra Chiou is featured at Art Works 4th Friday in Manchester.
GENISIS by Alexandra Chiou
Alexandra Chiou is a Richmond native, and a May 2011 graduate from the University of Virginia where she double majored in business and studio art. In her first solo exhibition, she aims to explore the complex parallels between geography, the natural world, and the human body. She first became interested in portraying the landscape in its untouched, primal state during her travels in Southeast Asia. Likewise, she has always been interested in organic forms, and desired to understand the common threads of life from a philosophical and scientific perspective. She marries these themes in her work by utilizing forms, shapes and colors synonymous with nature, anatomy, and the cosmos, symbolizing the common origin of all life forms. Ultimately, Alex's paintings reflect her endeavor to portray, explore and celebrate the inception of life as we know it. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery
GOING BACK: THE CURIOUS CHILD by Eve Lexima
Eve Lexima will exhibit photographs from her recent trip to Haiti. The exhibit will be presented in the Skylight Gallery.
RECENT WORKS by BLANTON SEWARD
Painter Blanton Seward will exhibit his artwork in the Centre Gallery, West. .
A.R.T. in RVA
You’ve heard of A.R.T. (Artistic Realization Technologies) – a program that enables severely, physically challenged individuals to create art and express their point of views. Formerly funded by Easter Seals UCP, A.R.T. in RVA is seeking their own non-profit status and will be putting on a full-blown exhibition and fundraiser July 26th, at Art Works. But this month you will be getting a preview and have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and donate toward keeping this program alive and flourishing in Richmond. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery East and will feature art made by the artists of A.R.T. RVA.
THE ROAMING SPIRIT by Dorothy Ellis
As a Virginia teacher, Dorothy Ellis has helped thousands of people solve numerous creative problems. Retirement has afforded her the time to pursue her own artistic approaches. She is active in the Richmond art community, is a resident artist at ART WORKS as well as PLANT ZERO. Dorothy has concentrated in printmaking, putting color into etchings by using multi-colored plates and various inking techniques. She also creates monoprints and abstract paintings. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
JUNE 2013 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW
This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on June 21 and 22. The juror is Thomas Condon