Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Art Central celebrates the season with "Small Treasures" through December 2015

image by Christine Crosby

 For the month of December, Art Central Gallery is featuring an exhibit of “Small Treasures.”  The paintings and photographs are 8x10 and smaller and are done in a variety of mediums.  

These diminutive works remind the viewer of the small delights in life—a sunny day on the water or a hummingbird in the garden.

Artist Alix Kassing says of her acrylic painting “Poppy Joy” that she “could not wait to get to the easel to capture this beautiful field of poppies on the canvas. While painting, I remember the joy of being there and hope that my work brings a sense of joy to the viewer as well.”

“Small Treasures” will be on display through the end of December.  Meet the artists at the Holiday Open House on Third Thursday, December 17, 2015 5-8pm.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Window to the World—New watercolors by Jan Dalton

Featured November 2015 show at Art Central Gallery

Jan Dalton’s watercolor paintings of windows and the views they hold are on display at Art Central Gallery during the month of November.  The artist believes that a window is more entertaining than TV.   Just ask any dog watching out for a friend or foe.  In the image here, Jan’s dog, Roxanne, is captivated by her surroundings.  

Jan says, “Often times when I walk past a window it offers new journeys to explore.  The reflections fascinate me with awesome colors, shapes and visions.  Sometimes I get lost imagining what unfamiliar territory lays beyond the window pane.  I have to ask myself, do I dare enter, do I dare stay out?  Maybe I should do both.”

These paintings explore the sun shining its golden rays through the glass bringing inspirations from a forgotten summer, a fragrance, memories of loved ones and days of the past. When Jan glances through a window, nature will call her out to the garden or send a shiver of the cold winter’s night.   All are images for another a new painting.

Explore these windows and the worlds they portray during the month of November 2015 at Art Central, Monday-Saturday 10-5, late Thursdays until 8pm.  

Meet the artist on Third Thursday, Nov.19, 2015 5-8pm or see more of her work at www.artcgalleryltd.com.  

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

17th Anniversary October 17, 2015 5-8pm, BIRDS statue unveiling 5:30pm

Join us for a 17th Anniversary Celebration on October 17, 2015 5-8pm
BIRDS statue unveiling at 5:30pm
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Friday, October 2, 2015

ALWAYS MAGESTIC - new work by Yvonne L. Rousseau

featured at Art Central Gallery October 2015

   Artist Yvonne L. Rousseau says she “has had the most fun”, with her newest series of paintings entitled, "ALWAYS MAJESTIC," on display at Art Central during the month of October.  They are inspired by the prideful peacock, who flaunts, boasts, struts and squawks with a majestic, confident attitude.  Yvonne recalls that she knew a new series was in the making when “on a plein aire (on site) painting day, one special fellow caught my eye.  He took a short flight to a fence rail, looked in my direction as if to say ‘are you ready to start my portrait,’ and he held his pose comfortably until I was finished working and had packed my easel.”  Yvonne's post painting relationship continued with this beautiful bird as he stayed around for her to shoot a great collection of photographs. .
   The artist continues, ”Once my studio painting was started, I decided to develop backgrounds that were interesting but not competitive with my subject. The background of each painting is about subtle textures, colors and rhythms created with crumpled papers, palette knives, and brushstrokes. The backgrounds were as enjoyable to paint as the peacocks.”
   Each of the paintings describes a beautiful bird that is ALWAYS MAJESTIC but with a slightly different twist.  See Rousseau’s work and meet the artist on the Third Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 5-8pm .  Check www.artcgalleryltd.com to see the schedule for demonstrations of yet another PEACOCK painting.