The gallery members came together to show festive holiday gifts and works that celebrate wintertime wonders.
The gallery members came together to show works that celebrate our beautiful city.
Explosion of Color
The October show at Art First has the theme, "Explosion of Color" and features artists, Sophia Constantine and Wayne Russell. Wayne and Sophia are neighbors and have worked together on multiple shows and art events in the Fredericksburg area over the past several years. Their subject areas are varied and features scenes of Fredericksburg and the surrounding area, as well as abstract paintings with a variety of colors.
"My show, "Size Matters” was inspired by my fascination with quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, the sub-atomic world. [...] I saw connections between these subjects and my readings a sort of melding of art & science.
The result is a show that dallies between the 2D and 3D, the manipulation of colors, shapes, sizes and repetition of objects. My imagination and my responses to my readings helped create these pieces."
Lisa is a glass artist with experience in the industry for over 25 years. Her work from this exhibit showcases the concept of the imperfections, that make us who we truly are.
"Embrace it. Recognize it. "Marred Art" is a collection of several different glass techniques showcasing the wonderfully imperfect world we live. Created by a marred artist to share a little joy to those who need it."
Jennifer Galvin is a papermaking artist based in Stafford, VA. Galvin takes what is seen as trash and recycles it into pulp paintings—a new treasure, by recycling mat board, t-shirts and jeans and making them into beautiful art. The exhibition features pulp paintings, many of which feature iconic Fredericksburg landmarks.
After months of Covid-19 quarantine, members came together to display some of their strongest pieces in an impressive collection of Fredericksburg-pride.