Saturday, January 10, 2009

Class Act

The January show at Nelson Fine Arts Gallery - "Class Act" - opened last night, and there are eleven guest artists this month -- all teachers of art from Lexington and Rockbridge County.

The traffic stopper was "Crunch Bird," by MaryBeth Drake, foreground.

At center right (in red) is artist Claudia Cutler, whose work, "Reflections," hangs above her left shoulder.

Six paintings by gallery regular Paisley Griffin hang in the background.

Learn more and see works by all of the gallery's artists here.

11 comments:

Tanya said...

Hmmm, I'm not too much of a fan of that Crunch Bird but I do see some of Paisley's paintings I like :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I was drawn to some of those on the back wall. Nice exhibit.

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JM said...

Great photo! The light is fantastic and almost make me feel the nice atmosphere of the vernissage! I like the 'Crunch Bird'! :-)

Julie said...

Like JM, I like the lighting you have captured here. The title of the exhibit brought a smile to my face.

Marc said...

Sure looks like it can crunch you. Interesting object though, not bad.

Clueless in boston said...

Crunch Bird looks like scary bird to me. What does that teacher teach?

slim said...

I like this picture of the art and artists you captured. What a great idea to hold a show of art teachers' works!! I wonder how many students go to see their teacher's work.

Mo said...

Great art. That fruit yesterday is weird. Does it taste ok?

gogouci said...

Looks like a great and successful art opening. Crunch Bird looks like a torture device.

mkhansen said...

Well, I can see that "Crunch Bird" is not to everyone's taste, but I can report that it seemed to be the favorite in the under 10 set! I don't know what the artist who made it teaches -- I'll have to find out.

These art openings (vernissages; I had to look it up, JM, and I shall be sure to use it in the future!) are often mobbed -- and this one was no exception. But there were surprisingly few children or students younger than 30. Too bad.

JM & Julie - Interesting to me that you mention the lighting, since I felt it was a probem. Hmmm...

Mo - I left some more details about the fruit in yesterday's comments. Don't eat it!

lisasarsfield said...

Super. Over here we are not allowed to photograph in art galleries or at exhibitions. I envy your freedom to do so!

Nice candid shot. I like crunch bird!