The thing about color . . .

It delights me when Canary Gallery is chosen as a venue for a celebration because I know someone creative will bring in a color for decor which miraculously jumps off canvases throughout the Gallery. This color may have never been revealed or obvious, however, adding the hue, whether in a cake, ribbons, table clothes or napkins, calls a variation out of the paintings. A perfect example from this past weekend was an amazing wedding cake by culinary artist Alethea Kendrick Cowie. The blush, ever so slightly in the icing (and linens) softly glowed in every work of art in the Gallery. That’s the thing about color: it brings happiness.

Wedding cake by culinary artist Alethea Kendrick Cowie; painting by artist Isabelle Gautier.

Wedding cake by culinary artist Alethea Kendrick Cowie; painting by artist Isabelle Gautier.

Opening Reception for artist Bruce Holwerda at Canary Gallery Thursday, October 18, 6-8 p.m.

Artist Bruce Holwerda’s paintings in his series Life is a Circus: portraits, figure scapes & character studies capture ones imagination visually and intellectually. I could live in Bruce’s works! Meet Bruce at his Opening this Thursday from 6-8 and walk into his imagination!

Don’t Feed the Birds by artist Bruce Holwerda

Don’t Feed the Birds by artist Bruce Holwerda

Heat Wave by artist Bruce Holwerda

Heat Wave by artist Bruce Holwerda

Louder Sounds in the Attic

Louder Sounds in the Attic

Today the chandelier in the Chandelier Gallery shines brightly for the strong survivors of 9.11

I typically acknowledge an event at Canary Gallery by not lighting the chandelier in the Chandelier Gallery. Today, however, the chandelier is shining as brightly as possible to uplift the survivors of 9.11.

As many of you know, my family are lawyers by trade. One of the cases we continue to protect is that of The 9.11 Widows and Children* as they refer to themselves. The children are no longer children; they are attending college and generally making this world a better place notwithstanding their losses. The Widows continue to make their mark in Congress, organizing Foundations memorializing their losses and creating the most tranquil, lovely gardens in loving memory of their loved ones.

And so, though the Widows and Children are in my heart daily, today, the chandelier shines for them.

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Word is Out/Out of Words

Word is out! And we are out of words to describe the exceptional Exhibit of Patty B. Driscoll. Persistence opened last week to much anticipation and did not disappoint! The year long effort of Patty B. to create ten magical paintings which serve as metaphors of Southern women and their strength astounded visitors to Canary Gallery.

The paintings will hang in the Chandelier Gallery until September 29; we hope you will make time to view these exquisite works.

 

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High Museum of Exhibit: Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has a wonderful exhibit June 3-September 2, 2018 which explores a Classic, Winnie-the-Pooh. From pencil drawings to line block prints, porcelain sake cups to a stuffed mohair bear, the exhibit explores the history of Pooh! The Alliance Theatre at The Woodruff Arts Center will present a musical based upon Pooh in collaboration with the High from June 8-July 9.

For more information on this magical exhibit see: https://high.org/exhibition/winnie-the-pooh-exploring-a-classic/

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