Art Has Exploded in Albemarle

The Summer Art Explosion is in full swing at Falling Rivers Gallery and this year’s entries are some of the best ever.

Small Tower

Small Tower

Local artists have submitted 72 entries in all sorts of media for our entertainment and enjoyment. It is a spectacular combination of paint, canvas, glass, metal, photography, tree roots, clay, and wood presented in a wide variety of artistic impressions.

Waterline I

Waterline I

Terraformed Lakeside

Terraformed Lakeside

Standard of Beauty

Standard of Beauty

 

 

 

Preachers View

Preachers View

Stuffys Sunflower

Stuffys Sunflower

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

 

 

 

 

 

Blonde Birdgirl

Blonde Birdgirl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my favorite comments from the judge are: “Innovative, primitive and fearless…”, “Fun and ephemeral…”, “Whimsical and amusing…”, and “One can feel the moisture in the air.”

Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty

Bodie by Night

Bodie by Night

The photos on this page do not do the show justice. Even more impressive is that these aren’t the photos of the winners. These are photos that hopefully show the breadth and depth of the talent we have in our area and the treat you are in for when you stop by and check out the show.

Marshall Park

Marshall Park

Kaliedoscapes #2

Kaliedoscapes #2

Please stop in between now and August 5th. For a treat, come for the artist reception on the evening of the 5th to meet the artists and hear the judge’s comments. See our art show page for more information on the show and the winners.

 

The Beach

What is it about the beach? It seems to call to us this time of year, convincing us to escape our daily lives here for the surf, sand, and sun that leave us both slightly miserable and completely renewed. Most of my friends already have plans to go to the beach, or have already made their first trip. As a kid, the yearly trip to the beach was a ritual our family adhered to, along with most other families.

Roger Thomas Moonlight over North Carolina Lighthouse Series

Roger Thomas Moonlight over North Carolina Lighthouse Series

Art is a great way to keep the beach around you while you are back at home. Whether it is flip-flop earrings, ceramic fish, photos of sand, shells and surf, or a watercolor sunset, our artists have worked to capture the spirit of the sea in their chosen medium.  Why wait until your next trip when you can get that “beach” feeling from a piece of art on your wall? Or a piece of jewelry? Or a piece of stained glass or pottery?

Fused Glass Jewelry at Falling Rivers Gallery

Flip-Flop Earrings

Stained Glass Beach Objects

 

Stop by and check out our artists’ work and see if maybe you can’t get a bit of the beach that will stay with you all year.