Featured in the Thaler Gallery:"Child's Play" by Muthulakshmi Anu Narasimhan. As an artist and as a mother I am endlessly fascinated by the creativity and imagination behind children's play. The UN has designated play as a fundamental right of children and it is easy to see why. I was born in India, raised in the Netherlands, and now live in America. When I visit India, I am always astounded by the way children are able to make do with sometimes no toys at all and create their own out of spare tires, stone, etc. However, I see this mirrored in a way with my own children when they are bored with their many toys and electronics that they play best with toys they make from old boxes and cardboard. Children's play is fundamentally so creative and endless in its permutations. I hope to explore on canvas the ways in which children play, their ability to adapt their play to different environments and available resources. I want to explore how different socio economic strata changes play and what elements stay the same throughout. I plan to use pastel as my main medium but I will let the subject dictate my medium if needed.
Featured in the Galleria:"Travelogues" all-media group show. For everyone dreaming of travel, this exhibit will transport us to faraway lands through artwork of all kinds. Exhibit judge: Nancy Ellen Thompson.
In Studio E:Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show, featuring artwork by Worcester County middle and high school students. Cash prizes awarded in memory of Greg Hall by his family. Click here for more information and printable entry form.
In the Spotlight Gallery:Erica DeHart - After studying graphic design (1989~1994) at Tyler School of Art with portfolio in Illustration, I began a career as a freelance illustrator for several years, building a portfolio full of various national publications. I broke away from the commercial arts over two decades ago to begin creating unique murals for local homes, businesses and universities up and down the east coast. Around the same time, also began an interest that has grown into a love with plein air in oils, traveling often to compete in plein air events. I have recently began experimenting with blending oils and acrylics to create a unique mixed media effect with layers of paint. It successfully marries abstract and realism together in a new, creative way. I am ever learning, experimenting, creating and always excited to see the next canvas on my easel ready for paint.
You’re invited for a special virtual First Friday celebration as we hear more from our featured artists, connect with friends, and share highlights from our new exhibitions. Join via Zoom with the Meeting ID: 849 5895 7918 and Password: friday. The event will also stream to Facebook Live and can be watched at www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity . All are welcome!