Asheville Gallery of Arts February show, “For the Love of Art” features the work of three new Gallery artists and beautifully illustrates their love and passion for painting. The show runs from February 1-28 during Gallery hours 11 a.m-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. An artists’ reception at the Gallery (82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pitchard Park) on Friday, February 3, 5-8 p.m. offers a great opportunity to meet the artists. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.
Bee Adams’ paintings immediately strike you with her enthusiastic use of color. Bee states,”My love affair with art adds color and joy and adventure into my life.” She freely uses acrylics, watercolors, and a variety of media. Bee was active in the Denver art scene for over 40 years. After moving to Asheville more than four years ago, she expresses her passion for art in her colorful interpretations of Asheville’s unique architecture and surrounding natural landscapes. Bee also paints with the Asheville Urban Landscape Project and the WNC Plein Air Painters.
Megan Richard’s watercolor/water-media paintings depict ethereal mountain vistas, expansive starlit skies, intimate woodland landscapes, and sunlit waters. Her landscapes evoke a quiet sense of time and place. Megan says, “I love the idea of viewers making an emotional connection with my paintings by tapping into their own memories and experiences.” She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and has studied watercolor painting in Maryland and Virginia.
Sally Lordeon’s powerful yet serene collection of modern and organic art shows her love of rich textures in all that surrounds us. Sally says, “The opulent textures in all things inspire my paintings. I love when my art triggers the viewer’s own imagery and creative thought.” Sally studied fine arts in Pennsylvania at Chatham University. She moved to Asheville more than 30 years ago and, after a successful career as a technical writer and college textbook author, Sally returned to her first passion—her love of color, form, and the divine pleasure of texture.
As well as the paintings of the three artists, those of the other 28 Gallery members are on display and for sale through the month of February. For further information about this show, call the Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the Gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com or go to the Gallery Facebook page.
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