6 new art shows are on display through January 17, 2016. Featuring Artists: Julie Dzikiewicz, Robert Vance, Perry Matthews, Karol Hilker, Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman, and the November All-Media Show. Free and open to the public.
Feminist Series by Julie Dzikiewicz
Julie Dzikiewicz connected with history when she rented a studio and started painting in the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. She learned the very place where she painted was a Workhouse where women suffragist prisoners lived through the “Night Of Terror”: newly incarcerated Suffragists were stripped, forced into dirty clothing and tossed into iron beds. Julie found herself putting brush to canvas and in their honor produced this series of paintings. In her encaustic paintings, layering wax like the accumulation of history, she seeks to remind women and girls of the human condition, and of their potential to change the world though determination, hard work, and learning from the past. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Just Looking - by Robert Vance
This exhibit is a collection of portraits, printing techniques and prose poetry. The show is developed in the Japanese tradition; a key block is cut and then used to create the other color blocks and design extensions. The exhibit differs from tradition by using several printing styles to build the portrait, each process helping to paint the final image. The result is a varied and organic set of prints. The portraits themselves are a sampling of tightly cropped facial expressions. In the end the portrait becomes secondary and the observer primary in developing the story of the show. The art show becomes about the viewer and the context the viewer brings - an interaction with others. But for those wishing more guidance, prose poems title each piece with intent to nudge a viewer down varied paths. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
PERRY MATTHEWS RECENT WORKS
Perry is a self-taught photographer with a wide range of interests from black and white scenes to colorful abstracts. Her favorite subject is the city of Richmond. Her exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
Layers of Life by Karol Hilker
Karol Hilker’s artwork includes paintings, jewelry and murals and is exhibited all over the United States. Layers of Life is a series of paintings on canvas constructed with a mixture of wire, clay, ribbons and beads. The various layers are shown with marks, images and words. Karol is interested in showing the demands of life on the figures in her work. Her work shows the actual the process of the paintings’ creation and lets the user reflect on the process it takes to go through life. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
ELISABETH FLYNN CHAPMAN RECENT WORK
Elisabeth Flynn Chapman travels the world to capture images and exhibits her special point of view often in simple as well as complex geometric designs. She is a master photographer, teacher and mentor. Her photographs will be on display in the Skylight Gallery.
NOVEMBER 2015 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 November 20th and 21st. The juror is Donna Campbell Allen.
The exhibits continue through January 17, 2016.
ART WORKS is a full service art center where the public can see and buy art 6 days a week, rent space for special events and see artists at work.
We represent over 100 Virginia artists and present national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 5 galleries at ART WORKS. The public is invited to our monthly all-media, juried art shows, the 4th Friday of each month and are encouraged to participate in our programs, shows and events.
ART WORKS is involved in community programs, is a venue for many bridal receptions, fundraisers, parties and meetings. Our on-site staff lends our expertise to these events.
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