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 december 2nd from 5 to 9 p.m.
The new exhibit at Uptown Gallery in December, "Art From the Heart", by students of well-known local artist and teacher Susan Singer, is a labor of love in several ways. First, these emerging artists are painting subjects that are near to their hearts, but they have also forged strong relationships among the student group, linked by their artistic struggles and their love of art. Their appreciation for art and for each other has brought about another labor of love in putting together this exhibit. Along with the on-going wonderful featured and guest artists in the Main and Frable gallery spaces, this month's show offers Uptown's visitors a huge selection of exhibits and holiday gifts.
The opening reception will be on Friday December 2, from 5 to 9 P.M.
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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 exhibits run from Nov. 2 through Dec. 24, 2016.
Go to the Main & Frable Gallery
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