Sunday, February 16, 2014

Local Art Seen: Snapshots from Friday Night

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~Edgar Degas

Friday eve there were two more Valentine-themed art openings. Here are some of the things you might have seen had you been able to pry yourselves away from the Olympics.

The Washington Galleries show had a lot whimsical imagery as their call said they were seeknig "funny, silly, sappy, quirky, corny, odd, goofy, and peculiar musings on love and romance in the form of visual, written, or fine art for a show  entitled "My Funny Valentine."

The theme for this show is inspired by a popular jazz standard written by Rodgers & Hart in 1937 for the musical Babes in Arms: 'My funny valentine/ My sweet comic valentine/ You make me smile with my heart/ Your looks are laughable/ Unphotographable/ Yet you're my favorite work of art . . . '

Moira Villiard's Rebelle at the PROVE
The Quaintrelle show at the PROVE delivered a range of more serious work. Here are some of the pieces that caught the attention of my camera.

Monica Ayres captures the evocative mood of the city after dark.
Emma Rustan painting has the feel of stained glass.
Brent W. Kustermann's Disparity in Mammals
Detail from one of three quilts by Karen McTavish

1 comment:

Moira V said...

Hey, thanks for sharing "Rebelle"! :) Glad to have caught your camera's attention!