Monday, January 12, 2015

a brief look at the black & white exhibit at franklin park arts center gallery



Last night I attended the opening artist reception for the Black & White exhibit at the Franklin Park Arts Center Gallery. This was the first time the gallery hosted a show with such a theme, and judging by both the big turnout as well as the number of pieces submitted, the Black & White show was quite a success. The exhibit featured media ranging from painting to print-making, drawing to ceramics, collage to photography, as well as some knitted and crochet-based works. Featuring art from both well-established local artists to folks who are just getting started showing their work, a wide range of styles and approaches to the theme were represented, showcasing the depth of high-quality arts and crafts produced in the Loudoun County, Virginia region. Above is a photo from the opening reception, and I managed to get some photos of folks' work as well, half of which did not turn out blurry, which are shown below. The exhibit runs through February 2nd, 2015, so if you're in the Purcellville, Virginia area, drop by and take a look around. All work is for sale!


*paintings by Leanne Fink and Penny Hauffe


*pen and ink drawing by Sally Summerall


*prints by Linda Bowman and Jill Evans-Kavaldjian


*mixed-media piece by Steve Loya


*ceramic piece by Bruce Bucklin


*cut paper collage by Kathleen Ganaille


*photograph by J. Riley Stuart


*photograph by Mary Louise Ravese

*mixed media sculpture by Hope Hanes