NORTH POLE STROLL: DEC 8 @ 6-8pm. Join us for refreshments and live music!
“Once I begin a painting, I do not try too hard to immediately control the end result. Many layers of direct painting with acrylic and layer upon layer of glaze are applied. The non-objective playing with the paint begins to reveal the abstracted subject matter. Only then, do I manipulate the shapes and colors to find the end result. Pure color, texture found in objects, stamping, gold leaf, bamboo, wire, beads, drawing with pastel and graphite, all have managed to find their way onto my canvases.”
This annual exhibit showcases various work from the members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. The Art Center encourages everyone to enter ONE original work done in any media.
The Members’ Open Show will take the place of the November/December Sales Gallery exhibit.
The Eastern Shore Art Center has teamed up with the City of Fairhope to recreate the 12 Days of Christmas street pole banners for the downtown Fairhope area. The original wooden signs were hand-painted by artist Mary Hunter. They focused on the traditional carol, each sign representing a different song verse. Over time, the wooden signs have become worn from the weather.
This year, artists will be reinventing the banners as the 12 Days of Fairhope Christmas! So in place of 10 lords a-leaping, it will be 10 boats a-sailing! In late September, twelve artists were paired with local students and organizations to paint and collage the new designs. The finished products will be photographed and converted to vinyl banners that can easily be reprinted from year to year if damaged by the outdoor elements.
Artists participating: Sharon Dearing, Edlyn Burch, Judy Oxford, Cat Pope, Sharon Stephens, Loran Chavez, Reanna Watson, Jim Laugelli, Dee Donaldson, B’Beth Weldon, Nancy Raia, and Bryant Whelan. Local schools and organizations participating: Fairhope Elementary, Fairhope Intermediate, Fairhope High School, Fairhope Rotary Youth Club, Shepherd’s Place, United States Sports Academy and more!
Eastern Shore Art Center Community Outreach Director, Nancy Raia, led brainstorming and painting days with a few of the artists and the Rotary Youth Club. “The students always came in grinning and eager to start creating, but knowing this was going up on display in the streets of Fairhope had them working even harder!”
The banners will be on display for the Lighting of the Trees, November 16 at 5:30pm. They will hang along South Section Street downtown throughout the Christmas season.
The original artwork will also be on display at the Eastern Shore Art Center during First Friday Art Walk, November 3rd, 6-8pm. Each piece will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Art Center’s Community Outreach efforts.
An exhibition curated by ESAC instructors, Cat Pope and Maria Papp. Local and regional artists prove that the dialogue of shape, color, and form can be impactful even on the small-scale. All works included measure less than 6 x 6 inches and range in mediums from Sumi-e, watercolor, oil painting and mixed media assemblage.
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