The Annual AVA (Association for Visual Artists) Gallery Hop is a FREE city-wide art extravaganza. Join our local artist family at area 61 for the 2015 "Hop" - meet our artists, shop their new work, and take advantage of special pricing specifically for the Hop on select artist's pieces. AND THE MAIN EVENT...
THE HARES ARE COMING...
This year's featured artist is MAGGIE VANDEWALLE and her original watercolor/gouache paintings full of imagination, depth & detail. Her latest series, THE SO AND SO HARES, are debuting just in time for the annual "Hop".
The So and So Hares | Artist Statement | Maggie Vandewalle
The naming of a painting has always been an intrinsic part of the creative process for me. It’s a way for me to further emphasize what’s going on in my mind as I paint, it’s also a good indication of how solid an idea is if the name comes screeching into my brain as I’m working. Conversely, if I’ve been kept up at night trying to formulate a title then chances are the image needs more thought.
With this current group of paintings I decided to leave the title out of the equation and let those looking see what they may see. I expect there will be plenty of people who will simply experience some hellaciously painted hares, but there will also be those who see the title as clearly as if I’d written it down because they will have walked the same paths as I did growing up. Regardless, these are a solid bunch, with or without a name.
For more detail for this year's AVA Gallery Hop, visit: http://www.avarts.org/gallery-hop/
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