Art show opening & Gallery HOP reception – “Offerings” watercolors by Deborah Slone
Join us Fri night for refreshments and meet the Artist behind our newest show by Lexington’s own Deborah Slone, entitled “Offerings: Vignettes from the Earth”. These astounding watercolor works are the perfect match for an early summer night out!
The exhibition will also feature select floral works by Ikebana master Brooke Pohl.
NOTE: We will also have an inventory of rare and one-of-a-kind prints of our artist’s work for purchase!
Located at the historic corner of Mill & Maxwell Streets, we have FREE PARKING and are only a 2-block walk to the heart of downtown.
If you can’t attend Friday night, the non-profit Lexington Shambhala Meditation Center’s Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery will also be open 12-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the show’s run of March 19 – April10, or visit our online 3D Virtual Gallery Tour at MillAndMaxGallery.com
We will also hold a formal Meet-The-Artist Reception on June 2nd 4:30-7:30pm, and you can sign up for a Watercolor Workshop with the Artist June 11th 2-4pm.
FROM THE ARTIST: In Middle English offering (offring) means ” the presenting of something to a deity; to present, bestow, bring before”.
I believe each painting begins as an offering from nature, and through my painting practice I offer the gift of these moments to others, in return. I strive to capture the transitory moments when the play of light brings a leaf or a petal into sharp relief, and creates a dramatic presence that is never exactly replicated. I view my painting life as a practice of presence and observation, which for me is paramount to the final result of any of the individual paintings. I invite you to spend time with this exhibit in a similar spirit of presence and observation.
Each painting is created using a multitude of glazes over a period of days. As the washes build up, the transparency of the watercolor mimics the play of light on the objects, and they become more complex, and the source of light more nuanced, over time. I attempt to present each object as is, in an imperfect state of being with many details that delight and surprise as a closer observation reveals them.
This exhibit is my offering to you, and I invite you to join me! – Deborah Slone
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