First Friday is tomorrow and we have a wonderfully talented featured arts for May: Michelle Pendergrass. Through the use of mixed media and acrylics, Michelle is able to process life through her creativity. “Ugly and beautiful intersect on canvas as I work through figuring out who I am and what’s left of me as I dig through the layers to unearth that which I thought was dead. The loss is extravagant. The Grace is sufficient.” –From Michelle’s artist statement. You can find more information about Michelle and her art on her website.
Join us tomorrow evening, May 3rd, from 6-9PM to meet the artist and check out her work.
The Fletcher Place Arts and Books Internship program is designed to be creative, hands-on and flexible. We are seeking applicants who are eager to become involved in creating events that connect community, literacy and art as well as individuals who are considering a career in the creative arts.
Arts Administration Intern
The Arts Administration Intern offers opportunity to learn aspects of gallery administration, art handling and installation, fundraising, event coordination and public relations. Responsibilities range from running First Friday events, installing art for events, creating advertisements and working with others on events that promote literacy, art and community. This position will be suit an individual who is eager, flexible and works well individually as well as with small groups. In this position, the intern will have flexibility and be able to see his or her own project ideas come to life during the internship.
Scheduling of work time can be flexible to fit each intern’s needs. We ask for a commitment of 5-10 hours a week for at least 8 weeks. All internships are unpaid and arrangement for school credit is encouraged if applicable.
I had the pleasure of meeting Hannah last summer at the gallery. As a senior in high school, she has vision for her art. She also seems to have an old soul–one where she is able to see beauty around her in unique ways.
Hannah’s new exhibit will be exploring the relationships of wholeness-growth-&-tribulation through film photography and abstract art. Themes such as love, mystery, worship and struggle are evident in her art. She is able to see the Lord’s beauty in a the world around her.
Come see her new exhibit, Circling, February 1st. She will be hanging out that evening between 6-9PM to answer any questions and to talk about her art.
As 2012 comes to an end, we are looking for artists to showcase for 2013. We will continue to promote the art of new, local and emerging artists. If this is you, please consider applying to show in our space. If not, but you know someone who would qualify, spread the word!
Our applications and exhibit guidelines can be found under the ‘Gallery’ tab. Please look over the guidelines and consider applying.
We look forward to continuing to showcase great local and emerging artists!
If you have any questions, please email Julia at email@example.com
Join us tomorrow night for A Family Affair. This exhibit will showcase the work of Tad Lupton, Sandi Ballard and Alexandria Pierson. While each artist produces individual work, they work together to create beautiful pieces. Sandi and Alexandria capture moments with a camera, and Tad paints images that express the emotion found in the photography.
This past Saturday, Emily Janowiak taught a texture stamp painting workshop to about 20 people. It was a great time just exploring different types of texture and painting styles. Both kids and adults created beautiful pieces as they were able to get to meet a few new people too!
Create Art this Saturday in a No Pressure Environment!
Come to TheGallery July 28th at 10:30AM to bring out your creative side. Emily Janowiak, a local artist and art teacher, will be leading this workshop. You’ll experiment with texture stamping in a painting, and you’ll learn how to layer and apply texture in creative ways. How in-depth you get is up to you–create your personal masterpiece or just mess around with the supplies. This is a no pressure, creative adventure. You will leave with new knowledge, meet new people and leave with your own artwork.
Textural elements, paint and paper will be provided. Some paint will be washable while others will not. Please wear something that you won’t mind getting a little paint on.
Kids who are accompanied by an adult are welcome to participate.
Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to stop by Calvin Fletcher’s to grab a morning cup of coffee.