If it's January, that must mean it's time for one of our favorite shows: A Grand Affair where new, original art is priced at a grand or under. And we're even more excited than ever about this upcoming show because we're introducing a wonderful new artist, Atlantan Steve McKenzie.
Steve's a beloved local and uber-talented artist whose graphic and bold black and white work caught our eye a while ago. Working with walnut ink, Japanese inks and acrylics, Steve's paintings focus on organic shapes and lines and explore the contrast between black and white with a strong use of negative space. We're smitten - and we adore this funny, kind gentleman who loves life and lives it well. Take a peek at a few of the framed, paper pieces that will be up on the walls this coming Friday night:
Steve's work looks striking hanging by itself or in a grouping. Talk about drama!
Steve will be in excellent company on Friday with another new artist we recently met and invited to the gallery: Shirley Lewis, whose watery abstracts in ink are simply mesmerizing:
Shirley Lewis: Sunset
Shirley Lewis: Angel Wing II
Why come to this show?
This is a great show for several reasons: if you're new to collecting art, this is a wonderful opportunity to dip your toe in. You can see a wide variety of work and media that won't break the bank (take it from your Huff Harrington gallerists: always buy what you love.) And many of our artists will be in the house that evening to chat with you about their art, their techniques and why they are passionate about what they do.
Bethanne Cople: Where the Sun Forgets the Day
If you've already got art on the walls, this show is perfect for finding smaller pieces to add to your existing collection. Think of that as icing on the cake.
Costa: Zig Zag
This is not a typo! The featured paintings in the show really are a grand or under. What's not to love about that? (And in case you're interested in work that's priced higher than a grand, we'll have some of those hanging, too.)
Plenty of our gallery artists whom you know and love have been busy painting for this show and you can get a sneak peek right here.
We hope you'll join us from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 24th for a festive evening (and sips and nibbles) as we welcome new painters - and celebrate all of our artists who are so good at what they do and who add such beauty to our lives.