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Second Saturday Art Opening with #fab4painters

April 8, 2017 @ 16:00 - 18:00


“#fab4painters” a group show by Priscilla Whitlock, Krista Townsend, Jesse Coles and Karen Blair

April brings a reunion of four friends showing work together for the second time. Virginia artists Priscilla Whitlock, Krista Townsend, Jesse Coles and Karen Blair will have work at The Art Box March 31st through April 26th with a reception and a chance to visit with all four artists on Saturday, April 8th 4-6 PM.

As four friends gather to celebrate commonalities in their work they are also taking stock of the unique perspective each has of dealing with the world around them. 

Priscilla Whitlock captures ephemeral moments of light and atmosphere in paint. Transcendent landscapes shift in front of the viewer’s eyes daring one to look away and risk missing the moment. At the same time Whitlock’s work is grounded in an absolute sureness of place and the paintings take on a monumentality regardless of subject matter.

Krista Townsend juggles exploration and expression through her juicy brushwork and eye for composition and drawing. Townsend’s seemingly unstudied landscapes are the result of careful choices of viewpoint and color schemes with layers of information finally giving way to an image that is inevitable in every way.

Jesse Coles’s tabletops become her landscape as she maps intimate relationships of objects with one another. Color choices, tension between objects and assertion of negative space become a narrative of mark making in Coles’s sure hand. Everything in the paintings remains startlingly fresh belying the underlying meditation of each aspect of the composition.

Karen Blair continues her walk along the tightrope of representational and abstract painting. Known for her effusive use of color she celebrates the natural world around her. She and Townsend, who share a studio, are both exploring themes that go beyond physical description into capturing a sensation or memory of a place.

Please join us for our Second Saturday Opening Reception for “#fab4painters” on April 8th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

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April 8, 2017
16:00 - 18:00
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Art on the Trax @ The Art Box, Crozet
5784 Three Notch'd Road
crozet, VA 22932 United States


Amanda Smith
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