Fall Color to Winter Splendor, “Paper, Pen& Brush” The latest show is now fully installed and waiting for your visit. Annie Alexander, Sid Freeman and Maria Lynam grace the walls of A Small Art Gallery with color, splendid graphics, texture and wonderment. Artists’ reception November 22nd during the Prescott 4th Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8pm.
A Small Art Gallery is very pleased to be able to show the work of three local women artists whose work is full of color.
Annie Alexander presents a summer’s full of new work in paper. Ceiling to floor banners, collages of handmade paper and sheets of flower filled handmade paper. All created from 100% recycled cottons, organic inclusions and US currency. Also available are three encaustic based works with organics and found objects.
Sid Freeman, a calligrapher’s calligrapher, graces the gallery’s wall with full size watercolor and gouache paintings that weave the calligrapher’s intimate relationship to letters with the painter’s eye for image and color. Each painting is a continuing discovery as words and images reveal themselves to our joy and amazement.
Maria Lynam, whom I have always known as a well practiced printmaker, surprises the eye with her ethereal atmospheric mixed media paintings. Colors swirl and textures invite investigation. The large scale does surprisingly well in the intimate spaces of the gallery and change the environment to one of another world view.
One of the LinkedIn discussions under the Art Business group elicited this Visual Storytelling suggestion from Toronto Artist Alan Roe: “…We as artists/painter/sculptors need to change our paradigm of being someone who can visually represent something to becoming excellent story tellers. We just tell stories than do not rely on words, sound, motion etc. but with emotionless materials such as pigment, binders, cloth, wood, and so on. So on that note and not to leave you hanging on how to become a story teller here’s a starting point: The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance as a jumping off point. The next time you set out paint your newest depiction of a fall morning on the wet-lands with a barn and kids fishing … if it isn’t selling. Review Polti’s list and see if you can create some drama … a heron swooping down picking up the kid’s fish on the dock that they just caught.”
I think it’s a great suggestion so here’s the Wikipedia link to George Polti.
- The Ring, Tony Reynolds