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February 11, 2003

March Exhibits at Artspace

Richmond, VA - Artspace, located at 6 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond, is please to announce its March exhibitions. The public is invited to the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, March 7 from 7-10pm. The opening celebration will feature live music by Chicago Jack, beginning at 8:30 pm. All exhibits will close Sunday, March 30, 2003. Artspace is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 to 4 pm and by appointment. You can learn more about Artspace and its upcoming events at www.artspacegallery.org.

In the Foyer Gallery, documentary photographer and photojournalist, Regula Franz will exhibit her photographic works in "Signs of Immortality." This exhibition is comprised of color photographs taken in Burma and the People’s Republic of Laos, two stops on a yearlong journey through Southeast Asia. The result is a glimpse into an ancient and prevailing culture so vastly different from Western reality.

Nationally acclaimed Virginia artist, Robin Bray, will be exhibiting in the Helena Davis Gallery. "Fifty Words" is a mixed media exhibition. Bray’s finished pieces reveal both portrait and life. The subject’s portrait begins with a directive: "Write fifty words, words that come straight to mind. Write them in your favorite language. You’ve got five minutes…Go." Words that speak of love, or addiction, or hate, or unrealized love and desires--like messages in a bottle, they move to the artist’s hand. "Fifty Words" was produced during the last year and a half. "Fifty words—5 minutes—No changes."

Richmond artist, Mike Taylor will be exhibiting "Kilverkleter" in the Main Gallery. "Kilverkleter" is described as "the obsessive-compulsive blending of op-art and pointillism." These large-scale paintings will "tickle your rods, torture your cones, and confuse you psyche!"

Carol Anna Meese will be exhibiting "Evolutions" in the Skylight Gallery this March, showing her mixed media work involving photomontage and oil on canvas. "Evolutions" is a series of paintings that represents individual human development and that of civilization as a whole. Anthropomorphic forms are the metaphor. Contemporary advertisements, galactic projections, and archeological findings are married with oil paint on canvas, inventing a reality of magic and humor that challenges the viewer’s imagination and perception. "It is a series of cosmic loops…Hi-tech and mummies have run full circle…Evolutions are images for all time."

Artspace Gallery announces our new Juried-Show Series to be curated by Petie Bogen-Garrett, Artspace member. The shows will be held in our newly expanded second-floor gallery space. March will be the first show of the series: "On the Table: A Still Life Show," will be juried by William Barnes, professor and acting chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William and Mary.

15 Years of Continuous Exhibitions


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