New Exhibits (July 5 – August 26, 2017)
The Main Gallery exhibit, "Richmond: Familiar & Not So Much", features two watercolorists, one painting architectural subjects and the other favoring scenes of open skies and wide water.
For this show, Featured Artists Betty Drozeski and Tami Topalu have chosen scenes of the Richmond area. Ms. Drozeski's love of Low Country scenes transforms itself here into paintings of the James River, while Ms. Topalu is drawn to buildings, statues and historical structures known to most Richmonders but that are rarely depicted. In the Frable gallery, Marti Franks' exhibit, "Town & Country ", continues the emphasis on architecture and landscapes. Her watercolors capture the vitality and excitement of everyday life in various cities (including Richmond) and rural communities. The Main Gallery's Guest Artist Patti Bartol also offers a watercolor exhibit, but her close-ups of nature in "Nature Reimagined" are a departure from traditional watercolor painting. They incorporate molding paste, gel medium, collage, watercolor inks and crayons to create texture, bringing a sense of place to each painting.
The opening reception for the above exhibits will be on Friday July 7, from 5 to 8:30 P.M.
(Reception also on Friday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 8:30 P.M.)
In the ELM Loft gallery space, "Keep It Green" continues through July 29. The fourth in a series of color explorations, the show was judged by top Richmond landscape artist Linda Hollett. Various Richmond artists bring out the special qualities of the color green or use it to "make" the artwork. The show includes a variety of media, including photographs, drawings, paintings and three-dimensional works, with interpretations even more varied than the media.
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Uptown Gallery is open the first Friday of every month 5pm - 9pm. During the first Friday opening light refreshments are served.
Click for Driving Directions. Free parking is available when you visit Uptown Gallery. You may park in the parking lot at the corner of Randolph and Main Streets. There is an entrance on Randolph Street.