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ARTery Gallery-Special May Events

ARTery Gallery-Special May Events
Past Event - Sunday, May 15, 2022
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Introducing: NEW Member Artist-Mikee Huber-Contemporary Painter, Visiting Artist-Tina Hatfield, Artist of the Month-Charlene Fox,New Exhibit-"Colors of Spring", Mother's Day Gifts Galore!

ARTery Gallery-Special May Events

The ARTery Gallery has a lot of exciting news to share with you this month featuring not only highlighted artists at the Gallery, but also news regarding a very special FREE, Interactive, Ekphrastic Poetry event that will take place May 15th, 3rd Sunday in May at 1pm.  This event will take place at the Gallery, so mark your calendars NOW for this unique afternoon of poetry and artwork! An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or more commonly, a work of art. Prior to the event, the participating poets will visit the gallery and choose a piece of artwork to write a poem about. At the event, our audience will listen to the poets share their poem, then enter the gallery and try to guess which artwork the poet was inspired by.  A fun and lively discussion typically follows.  If you're a poet who's interested in participating, please leave a comment or message on the ARTery at Front Street Face Book Page. 

The Gallery has a NEW Members Exhibit on display for the month of May, “Colors of Spring”, and our NEW Visiting Artist this Month is Tina Hatfield, a talented local Photographer who loves to capture the beauty of Nature with the lens of her camera.   Please come join us in welcoming a good friend of the ARTery, and our NEW Member Artist, Mikee Huber.  Huber is a very talented Contemporary Painter who is no stranger to the Art World in the Dayton Area and far beyond!  Her colorful and tantalizing work is currently on display in the Gallery and she is looking forward to showing you some of her newest work.  Our NEW Highlighted Artist this month is Charlene Fox, who is also a newer member at the ARTery Gallery.

Fox is an incredible Watercolorist who enjoys incorporating encaustic or cold wax techniques in her paintings.  The artist shared a little about herself and her work, “For me successful art communicates the sense and feeling of the subject with just enough detail to spark a similar connection or feeling for the viewer. Creating that spark of recognition and connection between the artist, the viewer and the subject while leaving space in the piece for a purely personal response and flights of individual imagination is a focus of my works. My goal as an artist is to tap into that experience for myself and my viewer. When I’m successful at creating those connections and sparks, I’m in a mindset full of possibilities and pure joy. For me, that is the essence of creativity.”

Charlene Fox began her Artistic journey in 2016 when she began playing with and experimenting with various pigments, and that was when she fell in love with watercolors.  At that time she had no idea of her drawing or painting abilities, but her desire to experiment, explore and “play” in the medium, became a passion, even obsession to not only play, but learn to better control and master the medium. Like a sponge, every happy accident she made became an exciting and engaging opportunity to learn and grow.   

Plants, landscapes, and objects in nature are a constant source of inspiration for Fox who has also painted a number of pet and human portraits recently. Her style is broad in that she loves to paint abstract landscapes and watch the paint “play”, yet she also enjoys painting portraits in a more realistic style. On occasion, the creative and adventurist artist combines various techniques and mediums in the same piece.  For example a single mixed media work might combine elements of watercolor, acrylic print-making and paper cut elements. Fox is always experimenting and pushing the boundaries of her chosen mediums, always experimenting to take it further than traditional expectations.

This nontraditional artist likes to seal her watercolors with cold wax as opposed to framing them using glass so visually nothing is lost or obscured as the viewer looks at her work.  The artist is now also exploring hot wax, or Encaustic, to seal some of her watercolors.  Her interests are varied, and her future is bright and exciting as she ponders the un-ending possibilities, materials and techniques in the art world that are available today!  Fox stated “I’m very excited to join The Artery family and look forward to the synergy and exploration with this group of very talented artists!”

And, we at the Gallery are very excited to see where Fox’s enthusiasm and exploration takes her next, so we hope you will come visit the ARTery Gallery at Front Street, meet this fascinating artist and check out her beautiful body of work!

Our NEW Highlighted Artist for the month of May is Charlene Fox, an incredible Watercolorist who enjoys incorporating encaustic or cold wax techniques in her paintings.

The ARTery Gallery currently has Artists and Artisans with work on display including Watercolor, Acrylic, and Oil Painting, Encaustic, Fine Art Photography, Photography, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Fiber Art and Sculpture. Open Each Month 1st Friday 5-9 & 3rd Sunday, 11-4.

Current ARTery Artists include:  Fabienne Bee, Alison Bour, Rosalie Campbell, Samantha Farkas, Bob Farley, Charlene Fox, Jim Hayes, Mikee Huber, Bonnie Kuntz, Sarah Maxwell, Melanie Morrett, Ashley Simons, Ryan Taylor, Jo Anne Vincent, Leonard Williams, and David Zawisa.

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