The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center for the month of January. An opening reception will take place on First Friday, January 3, from 5-9 pm, where you are invited to meet the artists, view the artwork, and listen to live music by Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project.
On January 3, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts Tribute
This sixth-annual exhibition will kick off the 2020 King Week Celebration. Local artists reflect on the theme, “Let Freedom Ring: Through Social Justice, Economic Empowerment, Love, Peace, and Unity”. Works in the exhibitions will also be a reflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Big Camera! and A1LabArts: Camera Obscura II
The Big Camera! is a modified enclosed cargo trailer that functions as an extra-large (6’x10’) format camera as well as a portable classroom and community outreach vehicle for A1LabArts. It's mission is to share the magic of photography through making its principles hands-on, allowing photography to come alive in a new way for many who encounter it. The artwork features photo and time-based media such as collage, mixed-media, darkroom work, digital manipulation, historic processes and more by local and regional artists.
Regina Tullock: Cityscapes, Landscapes & Waterscapes
Through combining photography, graphic art and an artist’s eye for texture, color and composition, Tullock creates photographic prints that take on the look and character of oil paintings. Her work blends both a photographic realism with an artistic interpretation, creating a medium that uniquely engages the viewer to experience a deeper truth behind what meets the eye.
The Art of Stephen R. Hicks
Hicks works in several genres including sculpting clay, driftwood carving, exotic leather and acrylic painting. His clay sculptures are inspired by ancient prehistoric art, and his driftwood carvings increase awareness of recycling through use of organic material from local lakes and rivers. He loves that art has no limits.
Gale Stryker: RavenzWould
Stryker decided to abandon the brush, in large part relying on a potter’s best tool: the hands. There is very little brush work in her paintings, as she relies on instinct, color saturation, mass, texture and a creative energy born of turbulence. She hopes the viewer finds a bit of themselves, a memory, a feeling, or a chuckle in her work; there is no wrong answer.