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Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild | Full Spectrum: Expressions in Color, Form and Texture

September 26 – October 31, 2020

Exhibiting Artists:

Carol Bailey
Anne Bessac
Anita Blackwell
Debra Carpenter
WJ Cunningham
Claudia Dunaway
Bridget Fox
Susan Garriques
Donna Griffin
Ken Hillberry
Charlotte Holland
Julie Kostes
Tom Kostes
Alan Larkins
Judith Larkins
Laurel Lovrek
Dennis McAvoy
Katherine McCarty
Rhea Ormond
Gaylene Petcu
Michael Rutkowsky
Ruth Fischer Rutkowsky
Anne Sabri
Loretta Schaffert
Ken Sedberry
Jenny Lou Sherburne
Rick Shimer
Kat Turczyn

Full Spectrum: Expressions in Color, Form and Texture, an exhibition of works by members of the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild (BRAG) and invited potters will be at our Spruce Pine gallery from September 26 through October 31.

The group creates a visually engaging experience using color, form and texture. The full spectrum of color spans the gallery so that visitors standing within it are encompassed by a colorful flow. The artists explore the themes of exuberance, radiance, introspection and tranquility as a reflection of the ever-flowing spectrum of life.

Works in a variety of media—oil, watercolor, acrylic, cold wax, pastel, photography, printmaking and clay—will be accompanied by artist statements relating the work to the theme of the exhibition, and giving compelling insight into the artists’ inspiration, creative processes and techniques. 

BRAG was formed in 2008 in order to bring together area artists working in any two-dimensional medium. Members meet monthly and new members are always welcome. Interest in the fine arts is encouraged through member exhibitions, demonstrations by guest artists, outdoor painting events and community involvement. For more information, visit bragwnc.com.

Artist and BRAG member Kat Turczyn describes her inspiration, “The color violet, one of my favorite colors, inspired me to create Tempest in Amethyst using several shades and combinations of red and blue. This year has been my year for focused but playful experimentation, and this painting, almost entirely violet, shows part of my process. I see mountains whipped by weather, but with a slight shift in viewpoint, it’s ocean waves in a storm.”

Above, left to right:

Red, Rhea Ormond, 40H x 30W in, oil on canvas
Denial II, Carol Bailey, 18H x 18W in, oil on canvas
The Color of the Day, Kat Turczyn, 18H x 36W in, oil on canvas
Candlestick Set, Jenny Lou Sherburne, each 20.5H x 5W in, clay
Blue Ridge Mountains – Morning Mist, Tom Kostes, 9.5H x 15.5W in, photography/archival ink print
Gold Stream, Gaylene Petcu, 30H x 24W in, oil on 1.5 in gallery wrap canvas

Warty Pumpkins
Alan Larkins
Chromogenic print on
Kodak Professional Edura paper
11H x 14W in

Candelstick Set
Jenny Lou Sherburne
Each 20.5H x 5W in

Tempest in Amethyst
Kat Turczyn
Oil on cradled board
18H x 24W in