"Be brave, and bring a friend" by Elissa Farrow-Savos
Three new exhibits open today in The Art League Gallery: the membership exhibit “Bedtime Stories: Storytelling Through Art,” the internationally juried tea ceramics exhibit, and “Conversations With My Mother,” the solo show of work by Elissa Farrow-Savos.
“Conversations With My Mother” is comprised of 11 sculptures that began with found objects and became storytelling works of art. Artist Elissa Farrow-Savos says, “Every piece I make is about storytelling – each a narrative of some woman somewhere, and every woman everywhere.” The figures are created from polymer clay and layers of oil paint.
"Sometimes in life you have to jump through hoops. Try to do it with style" by Elissa Farrow-Savos
"Learn from this experience. Then it will all have meant something" by Elissa Farrow-Savos
“Bedtime Stories” asked artists to create narrative artwork, as well. Artists responded in a variety of ways, with abstract and representational work in all media, each with a unique emotion.
Detail from "Lost and Found" by Sushmita Mazumdar.
"Blue Days, Blue Nights" by D.J. Gaskin (behind it: "Iglu," fused glass by Doris Ross)
“Conversations With My Mother” and “Bedtime Stories” are open through May 28. Come visit and hear some stories! More photos below:
Artwork in "Conversations With My Mother"
"Please do not push my buttons today" by Elissa Farrow-Savos
"There's something we need to talk about …" by Elissa Farrow-Savos
Artwork in "Bedtime Stories"
"Beloved: The Young Babar" by Lisa Neher
"In a Good Book" by Veronica Barker-Barzel