May 2017 New Exhibits
Opening reception Friday, June 2, from 5PM to 8:30 P.M. for “Keep It Green" in the ELM Loft space; Gallery talk at 6 PM. "Horsing Around in the Garden" and "Searching" continue in the Main and Frable galleries through July 1st.
This 4th in a series of judged color exhibits urges Richmond artists to explore the color green. Does it represent the inexperience of youth, or its vigor? Does it evoke the ecology? Envy? Is it the color of money, spring or summer foliage, or the dark depths of water? The exhibit is open to all Richmond-area artists, so expect a wide variety of interpretations. Linda Hollett, one of Richmond's top landscape painters, will judge the exhibit & explain her choices in a gallery talk at 6 PM June 2.
Uptown Gallery's fourth show in its series of judged color exhibits is called "Keep It Green" and challenges artists to show how the color green can make a painting. Green can be interpreted metaphorically (for example, the green of youthful vigor, or inexperience or envy) or literally (money, water, spring or summer foliage). Since the exhibit is open to all Richmond-area artists, there's sure to be a wide variety of interpretations. The exhibit runs during June and July (what better months for green?) and the judge will be Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, one of Richmond's top landscape painters. Ms. Hollett will give a gallery talk at 6 PM on Friday, June 2 with prizes and certificates awarded.
Susie Melton "Horse in River" Oil 18x20 $325
These exhibits run from May 3 through July 1, 2017.
In the Main Gallery, featured artists Emma Lou Martin and Susie Melton combine a love of flowers and horses in "Horsing Around in the Garden". Ms. Martin brings back her popular floral watercolors; floral portraits include specimens from abroad as well as from Richmond's botanical garden and the artist's own garden. Ms. Melton's portraits of horses and their natural surroundings work beautifully in either oil or pastel. Guest artist Julie Burleigh prefers the fun and spontaneity of abstracts and abstract landscapes, many resulting from her travels. Working in oil and cold wax, she creates a texture similar to cake icing. In the Frable gallery, Barbara Newlin's exhibit "Searching" delights the eye and tempts the fingers with a wide-ranging exploration of several media, including watercolor, acrylics, and encaustics.