As an artist's co-op, Uptown Gallery allows each visitor to experience the artwork and the artists who created it. The gallery's unique feature is that it is staffed by the artists themselves. Each time you visit the gallery you will have the rare opportunity to meet one of the artists whose work is shown here. The gallery has more than 30 outstanding artists, with work in a varied palette of media and techniques.
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Uptown Gallery is open the first Friday of every month 5pm - 9pm. During the first Friday opening light refreshments are served.
Reception will be on Friday November 4th from 5 to 9 p.m.
MAIN GALLERY & FRABLE GALLERY
This November, Uptown Gallery becomes a cornucopia of art and gift items. In the Main gallery, there are two Featured artists and three Guest artists along with the usual complement of fifteen to twenty other Uptown artists. Another Uptown artist is showing in the Frable gallery, and the Loft space continues the excellent show by the very accomplished students of Elizabeth Eubanks.
In "Imagination & Artistry", Featured artists Vince Calabrese and Emma Lou Martin take very different approaches to portraying the natural world. Calabrese's acrylic works, done with brush or palette knife, take a "macro" approach to nature, conveying tranquil, peaceful landscapes. Martin takes a "micro" approach, using flowers and other natural materials gathered from gardens and roadsides to form colorful collages. The three Guest artists continue the nature theme: Ron Holden creates beautifully-turned wooden bowls and vessels by showing the character of each piece by finding beauty in imperfection, accenting the wood's grain, voids or inclusions. His work is a perennial favorite, especially as holiday gifts. Rebecca Grow's beautifully-colored watercolors of birds, flowers and other natural subjects delight the senses as they adorn carefully-crafted wooden boxes perfect for gift-giving. Painter Judy Harris' pastels also depict nature and the play of light, while her collages, often abstract, focus on color, design and texture.
In the Frable Gallery, Dr. William Frable offers "New Work", with landscapes and cityscapes in watercolor and oil.
The opening reception will be on Friday November 4, from 5 to 9 P.M.
The exhibits run from Nov. 2 through Dec. 24, 2016.
Go to the Main & Frable Gallery
Continuing Exhibits Richmond artist and teacher Elizabeth Eubanks and her students continue their second annual exhibit and sale, called "Artétude Too". "Student show" is misleading; many of the students are talented artists whose work would never be thought of as "student work". They are experienced artists with varied interests who continue to grow in their art. Their show of works in in the ELM Loft gallery rivals the other exhibits and continues through Nov. 23rd.
Go to the ELM Gallery
Click for Driving Directions. Free parking is available when you visit Uptown Gallery. You may park in the parking lot at the corner of Randolph and Main Streets. There is an entrance on Randolph Street.
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