The Whitty Gallery
Current Art Show
The Love of Color
An open show for all
Show Dates: May 11 - June 9
Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 6-8 pm
A collection of bright, bold art celebrating the human spirit.
Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center’s first Community Show of 2018 opened its doors at the indoor Whitty Gallery on May 11th at 6pm. Being just shy of Summer temperatures, “For the Love of Color” Community Show welcomed artists, friends, and family, from all over neighboring towns and state lines to come together to appreciate the inspiration of color in not only our lives, but our creative work that can be made. Celtic Harpist Sarah Merrigan played tranquil and serene music that lofted in the air across the Gallery space. Catered food, light desserts, and beverages were available for guests as they viewed the 97 pieces of work displayed.
“This show is extremely diverse, there’s a really good range of mediums, which makes it even more interesting,” Anita Wiseman, an employee of the local The Cozy Tea Cart, said. Mediums varied from ink and pencil, digital fractal art, digital photography printed on metal, 120mm film photography, watercolor, pastel, wood sculpture homes, medium-large scale resin, miniature paintings, Prismacolor, yarn-work, mixed media, and even more.
Inquiring with some of the artists about their inspiration for their pieces they submitted, Chris Bower referenced the title of the show for his inspiration on why he selected his brightly colored digital nature photographs printed on metal. Elizabeth LeBlanc, about her floral watercolor painting with small gold leaf additions, said her inspirations came from “the combination of her work in design and following trends as well as being surrounded by nature in New Hampshire, and creating a juxtaposition of those elements coming together.” Lisa Regopoulos had been inspired by “a painting a day (challenge), where you paint a picture a day.” Her pastel landscape had colorful highlights which added interesting depth. “I follow a mother and son on Instagram, they’re beautiful people,” Claire Seddon, a local student at Hollis Brookline High School, said about her Prismacolor portraits in black and white, with the addition of twisted purple yarn as hair that added dimension to her work.
The Whitty Gallery is located in the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash Street, Hollis, NH.
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