Friday, February 5, 2010

BlackBird Frame & Art Valentine’s Weekend reception for new artist Jenny Boudreault

Start your Valentine’s weekend with a Saturday morning art experience on February 13th from 10-Noon. BlackBird hosts a reception for Jenny Boudreault (her captivating paintings can be seen on BlackBird’s website or Facebook page – or on the cover of WNC Woman). Enjoy some delicious treats and fresh coffee while savoring her work. The first 14 who bring a snapshot of their Valentine will receive a free 5x7 frame and professional fitting. More at
The full press release:

Valentine’s Weekend reception for new artist Jenny Boudreault
On Saturday, February 13th, 10 am – Noon at BlackBird Frame & Art

Love, in its true form, embraces all aspects of its subject. Painter Jenny Boudreault’s love for her own subjects is manifest in her precise and sensitive portrayals. Describing her own work, she says, “Whether one chooses to conceal his past or put it on display, he wears his experiences, recorded in each wrinkle, every scar. In my paintings I explore the individual experiences that have shaped my subjects.” Applying india ink to richly grained wood panels, and overlaying a veil of color and visual texture, Boudreault lets the viewer feel as though one is seeing beneath the skin, into the heart and true meaning of the life she captures.

With passion so much in evidence, Jenny’s work is a perfect way to begin the Valentine’s weekend with a reception on Saturday morning, February 13th, at BlackBird Frame & Art. Meet the artist, new to the Asheville area, and savor her work while sipping coffee and enjoying some Valentine treats (best shared!). Be one of the first 14 visitors to bring a snapshot of you and your Valentine, be they a lover, parent, child or best friend, and BlackBird will reward you with a free 5x7 frame, professionally fitted with your photo.

BlackBird’s gallery on Merrimon Avenue features the work of 25 local painters and artisans in diverse media and styles. Gallery manager Phil DeAngelo is dedicated to showcasing the rich local talent that abounds in this area. “I’m particularly pleased that we have the opportunity to offer Jenny Boudreault’s work. She expresses herself beautifully, with excellent technique, and portrays her subjects in an innovative manner.”

BlackBird Frame & Art is an independent art gallery and custom frame studio owned by Pat and John Horrocks and located at 365 Merrimon Ave in Asheville; a second frame studio adjoins their workshop at 30 Bryson Street, just north of Biltmore Village, across from Kinko’s.

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