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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works
February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmfree
Our winter exhibits are full of color and excitement. In February Inge Strack and Danny Trent are presenting, in Art Works’ main gallery, a collaboration of abstract art entitled: The Things We Say When We Break the Line.
Did you know that March14th – 20th is Virginia Flood Awareness Week? The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) asked us to invite artists to exhibit artwork that shows the devastation and results of floods and high water. DCR will provide educational information on flood awareness. Also opening in February are two solo shows by artists Kirsten Schneider and Patricia Spoon.
Join us on February 26th 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the opening reception. Meet the artists. There will be music. Parking is free. The exhibits continue through March 20, 2021. This event is free and open to the public.
For COVID19 crowd control we will ask you to register. Here is a link to register for the opening. Click here: https://form.jotform.com/210293317748155.
The Things We Say When We Break the Line
by Inge Strack and Danny Trent
Inge Strack is a German born, full-time painter living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Her abstract paintings consist of bold colors and a deep sense of emotion. She often paints with a limited palette, focusing on brushstrokes, texture, and form to find a balance. She is drawn to the drama and the pain connecting humanity and she strives to create beauty out of the most difficult circumstances. Her work combines her European past and her American present. Her paintings are upbeat and symbolize the strength and positive attitude that are part of the American spirit and therefore part of her newfound life in the United States. Her passion for bold colors comes from a group of artists called “The Blue Rider” of the 1920s, especially Franz Marc; other influences are American artists Mark Rothko and Wolf Kahn.
Danny Trent is an abstract painter. He uses the basic elements of painting: line, color, texture, form, and space in creating his painting.
He says that painting is an intuitive approach that allows for him to be open for unexpected moments of seeing something that was not intended and expanding and incorporating this discovery into the painting.
I’m with the Band by Kirsten Schneider
Kristen Schneider creates digital media artwork and paintings using themes relating popular culture with media, color, provocation, and the investigation of the cult of the celebrity. The media artwork in this series, is centered around the music that has been the soundtrack to and color of her life.
This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
February 2021 All Media Show
This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The show is open to all artists and all mediums. The theme for this month is Flood Awareness. Flood Awareness Week in Virginia is March 14-20, 2021. The Virginia Depart of Conservation and Recreation sponsors this exhibit to bring education and preparedness for floods to the community. Call for entries is January 25, 2021 – February 17, 2021. Submit your entries through our online form. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: Call for Entries.
Patricia Spoon Recent Work
Patricia Spoon will exhibit her colorful abstract artwork in the Skylight Gallery.