Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Welcoming Artists

After months of work the artists of The Renaissance Art Gallery were ready to welcome artists and the work they prepare for submission to the 4th Annual National Spring Fine Arts Exhibition: Parks & Recreation. Friday, Saturday and Sunday saw artists from as far away as Cincinnati, OH to bring in art these felt represented “Park & Recreation”. In addition, several artists from across the country shipped in their work.
Artwork and files to run the show

Received were paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, both digital and film as well as woodcarvings and pottery. I think it might be the biggest variety of artwork we have seen in a long time. All in all, 34 artists accepted the challenge to give their interpretation of “Parks & Recreation.

Two of our founding members, artists Bruce and Lillianne Bowersock have hung the show. And this is no easy task, given the variety of works, medium and sizes. Karen Lilly, curator of the Cynthia Bickey Beckley Art Group Gallery, is acting as our juror this year. She has the difficult task of going over all of the many entries and trying to determine just who did the best job of expressing the subject theme.

Paintings & photographs fill the gallery.
All of this leads up to our opening reception on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Then all the artists and our friends gather to see this wonderful show.

It really is exciting to see a show come together. To see the enthusiasm on the faces of other artists but even more important than that, is to see how the larger public reacts to it. Just seeing what we are all capable of is exciting. The artists who bring in their work are our neighbors. They are housewives and teachers, Labors and doctors. People from all walks of life and all circumstances. The one thing they have in common is the ability, the need the drive to create something beautiful with their own hands. And to share this gifts with their neighbors all over the tri-state area.

Sometimes in this world of hatred and strife, we forget just who and what we are at the core. We are not hatred. We are not strife. But rather we are a creative people. People of great gift.  Please accept this gift from your neighbors, the artists around you. Come and visit the Spring Fine Art Exhibition, Parks & Recreation.

No comments:

Post a Comment