Village Art Circle in Cary NC is one of the collective galleries that I belong to. As part of Cary's Final Friday Art Loop, on the last Friday of every month we have a reception where two of our artists are 'featured', i.e. each have a wall to themselves. The featured artists for next Friday March 28th, are Deborah Sanks with oil paintings, and yours truly with silk scarves. Our show runs through April 25th. Final Fridays are always a fun event - we have live music, artist demos, hors d'oeuvres, wine and lively conversation. I hope you can join us! I'll be painting a scarf during the reception, so come see!
Where: Village Art Circle, Ashworth Village, 200 S Academy Street, Suite 130, Cary, NC 27511
When: Opening Reception Friday, March 28th, 6 – 9 pm; Duration of show through April 25th. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
Here's a sneak peek at the work to be shown: 2 of Deborah Sanks' paintings...
...and 2 of my scarves
Deborah Sanks' show is called “Colorful Expressions in Oil” and includes a new series of paintings of Abaco and France. Deorah says, "Both places are top on my favorite to be list and are linked by their unique quality of light and dynamic colorful surroundings. The natural beauty of both locations offer a strong visual power for me to create my art. There will be a variety of subjects including a Hope Town, Tahiti Beach scene, painters in a private French garden, and afternoon bicycling in Hope Town." During the Reception, Deborah will show a video tour of the locations that have inspired her work.
“Wearing the Color Wheel” is a new collection of hand painted silk scarves that I'm currently working on. The theme is an artist's color wheel. Each scarf will be predominantly grey, with the only 'color' being one of the six colors of the color wheel, plus all the in-between shades created by mixing with the grey. To honor my Chinese heritage, I'm painting Chinese symbols corresponding to its color on each scarf.
I'll be hanging the scarves vertically from decorative rods, like I did in my "Magic of Silk" exhibition in Barbados... it was an effective display. My new scarves have the added interest of looking like surreal landscapes if viewed horizontally - I'll show them all in my next post.
Below is a photo from "The Magic of Silk" show. What do you think of this method of displaying scarves in a gallery setting?