"Common Ground" Gallery Exhibition

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"A Classical Twist" by Lynette Bledsoe, Acrylic and Plaster
"A Classical Twist" by Lynette Bledsoe


Two local artists from the Stutz Artists Association are collaborating in March for a two-person show, titled, 'Common Ground: Breaking Out of Tradition: New work by Linette Bledsoe and Ritch Hanna." The show will feature work from Bledsoe's Plasterworks collection and Hanna's Waxing Artistic Series. Together, Bledsoe and Hanna will bring the viewer beyond the traditional paint on canvas, and into a world of different textures and mediums, which all come together to form beautiful yet contemporary abstract art. 

The opening reception on Friday, March 6, is a part of IDADA First Friday. In all, this two-person show will leave the viewer with a better appreciation of the world around them; how it looks, how it feels, and the mood it creates within them.

View the exhibition from Monday - Friday, March 6 - 30, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

About Linette Bledsoe’s work: Bledsoe’s pieces will feature carved plaster designs on canvas or board.  For her, the show will explore different applications and carving techniques paired with other textured mediums, including glass, sand, paper and metal.  Exquisite compositions paired with tasteful color combinations are Bledsoe’s focus both in this series and on this show.

Bledsoe's pieces will seek to give the viewer a different perspective on art, as there is something innately different about textured art. The three-dimensional quality brings life into her pieces, in essence transforming the viewer to Bledsoe's point of inspiration. 

About Ritch Hanna’s work: Hanna’s pieces will feature hot and cold wax, applied to board. For him, the show will explore different applications of wax, whether cold wax medium mixed with pigments, or melted beeswax applied in a variety of ways. Hanna has developed a fascination with wax, with the ways in which it supports form and color, or obscures them. In particular, Hanna will explore the ways in which layers of wax can create tremendous depth within an artwork. With the addition of oil pigments, dry pigments, dry pastels, oil pastels, sand, foil, crackle paste and joint compound, burlap and colored tissue paper, there are limitless variations possible in both additive and subtractive working methods. Combined, these allow Hanna to create works of richly varied depth and texture.

Indy SurviveOars Dragon Boat Paddle Exhibition

Also on Friday, March 6, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, Indy SurviveOars, an Indy-based breast cancer survivor group, will announce the winner of its Dragon Boat Paddle competition. Artists painted, carved and sculpted art out of Dragon boat paddles. The paddles will be displayed and the winners will be announced during the opening reception on March 6. more...

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WHAT:     "Common Ground" Gallery Exhibition
WHERE:    The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110
WHEN:      Opening Reception on First Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
                 Exhibition runs March 6-30, Monday - Friday, 11a.m.- 2p.m.
COST:       All events are free and open to the public
CONTACT: Leigh Dunnington-Jones, Co-Director of the Gallery,
                 stutzartgallery [at] gmail [dot] com, or (317) 292-3200