Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Black Friday" becomes "Art Friday" at Trio Fine Art in Jackson

News from Trio Fine Art in Jackson:

Just in time for the holidays, Trio Fine Art will be hosting a showcase of smaller works with a special reception held on the traditional Black Friday. During “Art Friday,” November 23, the gallery will have extended hours (10 am- 8 pm) to host visitors and ring in the holidays with new artwork, live music and refreshments. Gallery artists include valley favorites: Jennifer L. Hoffman, Kathryn Mapes Turner, and Bill Sawczuk. 

Because the gallery artists/owners believe art is meant to be shared, they are providing this as a festive opportunity to make artwork attainable to as many visitors as possible.  The show will be on display through January 5, 2013.  Free shipping and free gift wrapping will be offered until Dec 24.

Featured artists:

Kathryn Mapes TurnerIn this body of work, we include a lot of drawings.  For me, drawing is a very expressive medium that can illustrate the artist’s creative thought development.  It is a foundational practice that we use to understand our subject matter.  In this way drawings can communicate the artistic process in a dynamic way.

Jennifer L. HoffmanThe holiday season is always so full of hustle and bustle - Black Friday is exciting but hectic!  We thought we could provide a little bit of an artistic respite from the rush.  I love smaller works because you have to step in closer to take them in.  It’s almost as if I (as the artist) am in a dialogue with the viewer.  Drawings are special because they are so pure – there’s no color or impasto to hide behind.  It’s just the bare bones of my thought process.  Because they are both so personal, small works and drawings just seem to fit together!  I am excited to see this show come together.

 Bill Sawczuk: “Since we will be exhibiting a variety of media, it is a special opportunity to see works on paper as well as small oil studies. For this exhibition, I prepared a collection of small plein air paintings that feature historic local building and landscapes. In my drawings, I depict animals.”  This is a rare opportunity to acquire drawings by Sawczuk since he doesn’t always make them available for sale. 

Trio Fine Art is located at 545 N Cache St., across the street from the visitors’ center.  Winter hours - Thursdays - 12-6 and by appointment.  For additional information, please visit www.triofineart.com.

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