WINSTON-SALEM ART HOP – FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM ART HOP – FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
It is my pleasure to detail another amazing and artful April, here in the City of the Arts. Starting at 564 N. Trade St., you won’t want to miss a one-person show at Artworks Gallery entitled Ambiguities II, an Appropriated Image Installation by Anne Kesler Shields. This will mark the first time in four years that the artist will show one of her room-sized installations in Winston-Salem. The exhibit consists of 63 enlarged images borrowed from popular culture, current events and art history, combined in a collage that extends to cover three walls of the gallery. The work itself focuses on a large detail of 16th-century German painter Albrecht Aldhorfer’s “Battle of Issus,” which depicts thousands of mounted soldiers in combat. Crowd photos of people at Barack Obama’s inauguration and at the Haj at Mecca are juxtaposed with portraits of individuals of different races, nationalities, religions, occupations and attitudes. The intent is for the viewer to find visual and thematic threads among these disparate images, chosen as symbols of our beliefs, anxieties, despairs and hopes. Moving just around the corner to 217 W. 6th St., Verdigris Gallery is showcasing the beautiful classical realist paintings of Louis Guidetti, a Winston-Salem native who left at age 19 to study art in Italy. Working in still life, portrait, landscape and religious figurative subjects, Guidetti brings forth each piece masterfully, in rich, living color that will inspire awe. Adding a jump outside the Arts District to your evening’s itinerary, I want to make you aware of an arts event happening this weekend only, opening First Friday as well. As part of Inside Out: Artists in the Community II, SECCA will present Berlin artist and architect Anna von Gwinner’s video installation “In Flight” in an unconventional venue. Being screened at Moore’s Self-Storage, 3935 Westpoint Boulevard, in an RV storage space, the installation showcases how the artist challenges perceptions of architecture and urban spaces and is the first of two works to be shown in different Winston-Salem locations as part of the series. The second piece will be screened in partnership with RiverRun Film Festival. For information and directions for both exciting von Gwinner events as well as learning more about SECCA’s Inside Out project as a whole, be sure to visit www.secca.org. Here’s the hot list for April’s Hop: • Timothy Nichols Gallery (629 N. Trade St.) www.timothynichols.net***: Inventory clearance sale. • Studios at 625 (625 N. Trade St.) 336.724.3000: There’s always a fun mix of art and resident artists on hand showing new work in the studios for Gallery Hop.
• Atelier Studios (619 N. Trade St.), www. atelierstudiosws.com: Atelier Studios offers Japanese Tea House withfan dance, bonsai exhibit and demo, kimono, tea and rice served up byAtelier’s enticing “blonde geisha.” The Atelier collective is under newmanagement. Stop and see the lovely, newly reorganized spacesand enjoy work by new member artists. • Golden Flower T’ai Chi Center(612 N. Trade St.) www.goldenflower.org: Open for Gallery Hop with tai chi demonstrations and drumming. • Earthbound Arts (610 N. Trade St.) www.earthboundarts.com: Featuring plenty of new creations for gift givingas well as chunky wood and glass bead necklaces and earrings in hotspring colors and garden jewels to add sparkle to your garden.
• Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery (601 N. Trade St.) www.PiedmontCraftsmen.org: Opening a show of woven wearables by Neal Howard and hand colored etchings and engravings by Jay Pfeil
•The Fiber Company (600 N. Trade St.) 336.725.5277:Open for Gallery Hop.Fiber Company is a collective gallery that showcases work by fiberartists and designers. • Artworks Gallery (564 N. Trade St.) www. artworks-gallery.org: Featuring Ambiguities II, an Appropriated Image Installation by Anne Kesler Shields. The new work is a room-sized installation, including 63 enlarged images collaged to cover three walls of the gallery. • The Other Half (560 N. Trade St.) 336.407.5494: Showing Pigs Do Fly. acollection of flying pigs, hopping rabbits, funky swans and old goats.These whimsical garden or indoor ornaments have invaded the gallery forspringtime. • 5IVE & 40RTY Gallery (541 N. Trade St.) www.5iveand40rty.com: Will be open for Gallery Hop.
• Urban Artware/SEED Gallery (207 W. 6 th St.) www.urbanartware.com; www.seedgallery.org: Urban Artware opens new show this month Visions and Prophecies from Bear Wallow Mountain. The show is a new series of artist Monica Cecil, whoseprovocative art is inspired by conspiracy theories, aliens andscience/technology/religion and their effects on the demise of truecreativity and humanity. • Mary Ann Zotto Studio (202 W. 6 th St.) 336.575.9850: An open studio featuring new paintings by Mary Ann Zotto
•Patina/Verdigris (217 W. 6 th St.) 336.725.6395: Patina has new gifts,artifacts and fun items to decorate your home and person. VerdigrisGallery is featuring Louis Guidetti, a classical realistpainter educated in Italy and based in Winston-Salem. The show willinclude portrait, still life, landscapes and religious figurativepaintings. • Artists on Liberty (521 N. Liberty St.): Opening reception for Does This Match Your Sofa, new acrylic paintings by Shayna Parker inthe building’s Main Gallery. Plus various member studios will be openthroughout the building during Gallery Hop from 7 to 10 p.m.
• apercu gallery within Artists on Liberty building (521 N. Liberty St.): Showing Second Nature, pastel paintings by master pastel artist Toni Lindahl. Featuringan eclectic mix of original pastels on board or paper tackling a widevariety of subject matter including vegetable still life and fruit tolandscapes, florals and aquatic themes. • DADA Community Center building (526 N. Liberty St.): Will be open for Gallery Hop.