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Uptown has three galleries. The ELM (Emma Lou Martin) Gallery is located on the top (loft) floor. The Frable Gallery is located on the mezzanine level. The Main Gallery is located on the ground level.

ART OPENINGS FRIDAY - Opening reception will be on Friday December 1st, from 5 to 8:30 P.M.  

New Exhibits
With the coming of the new year, creative urges rise in artists like sap in the trees. Long periods indoors give rise to new artworks and new exhibits. Uptown artists are making way for this creative flood by holding a special sale in the ELM Loft of existing works, "Uptown Holiday Sale". A large selection of art will be discounted and will include unframed as well as framed works. This December-January sale is perfectly timed for gift-giving and offers a wide variety of media and subjects. The sale runs from November 29 through January 27, 2018.

The gallery will hold an opening reception on Friday December 1 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
A second reception will also be held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5 to 8:30 pm.

Continuing Exhibits
In November, Uptown Gallery becomes a magical place. In the Main gallery, Featured artists Patrice Reese and Kathy Miller will offer an exhibit called "Enchantment". The two artists are quite different: Reese paints abstractly in mixed media while Miller paints realistically in watercolor. However, both artists are inspired by their enchantment with something: Miller's paintings are inspired by French lifestyles and culture, from cafes to cathedrals; Reese is drawn to the creativity and the originality of children who used rocks, twigs and bark to build fairy gardens in Maine. The result is enchantment for the viewer as well. These two artists will be accompanied by fifteen to twenty other Uptown artists and two Guest artists. Guest artist David Northcott works experimentally, creating colorful, textured abstracts in mixed media, and Ron Holden once again displays his glowing turned wood pieces of domestic and exotic woods; he takes great pleasure in using reclaimed or distressed wood which would otherwise be destroyed.

Also on exhibit, in the Frable Gallery, is Virginia artist Jesi Pace-Berkeley's "Punch of Vigorous Color". Pace-Berkeley, a Professional Fellow of the VMFA, award-winning painter, and teacher, brings a unique style to her watercolors; they are colorful, vigorous and created with a great deal of freedom. The artist is known for her energetic and colorful faces, but will also exhibit landscapes, still-lifes, and non-objective works. The opening reception will be on Friday November 3, from 5 to 8:30 P.M.
The exhibits run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24, 2017.

"Fairy Entrance"
Patrice Reese

Jesi Pace-Berkeley

Ron Holden

"A Rusted View"
David Northcott
Mixed Media

"Dining Out II"
Kathy Miller

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