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Thursday: Opening Reception for “Tierra y Memoria” & “Color Sphere”

Paintings and linocuts by Juan Hernandez
Paintings from “Tierra y Memoria.”

October’s exhibits are up in the Gallery and looking good! This Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm is the opening reception for “Tierra y Memoria,” an exhibit of paintings and linocuts by Juan E. Hernandez G., and “Color Sphere,” the juried group exhibit exploring color.

Both shows are open through November 5.

Artwork from “Color Sphere.” Foreground: “Orange Ladder,” fused glass, by Doris Ross.

Hernandez’s artwork takes everyday life in his native Honduras as its subject.

“My goal is not so much to make a representation of these scenes and their protagonists, but to express something about their human condition and the nature of their lives,” Hernandez said. “These pieces are filled with my deep feelings for these people who are part of a country that faces many social, economic, and political challenges.”

More photos below!

Linocuts in “Tierra y Memoria.”
Works from “Tierra y Memoria.”

In “Color Sphere,” artists wrestled with the concept of color to create the 98 pieces chosen for the show by Lee Boynton. He really got into the jurying process, as you can see:

Juror Lee Boynton
“Margaret,” an oil portrait by Christine Lashley — to the left of the juror — was awarded the Gilham Award.
Color Sphere
“Nut and Sun” by Elena Tchernomazova.

His juror’s dialogue is on the exhibit page. You can see more images from both shows on Facebook and Flickr.

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