Victoria Pendragon shares her inspiration in her artwork.
Pattern is inherent in life… in the external symmetry of bodies… all sorts of bodies in all sorts of species. It is immediately comprehensible and, when it is not we see asymmetry where there should be symmetry – in a body or in a face – we have a response that is more than simply a mental recognition. There is a need to ‘adjust’ oneself mentally to viewing it.
Yet… this is balanced, in life forms like the human body – by an internal lack of symmetry. We have a bit of it in us: nipples, ovaries, testes, kidneys, but there’s only one pancreas and one liver, and one heart, and the distribution, while functionally perfect, is certainly not symmetrical.
This is what I am playing with in my paintings, that state that is, at once, both balanced and kinda random. My paintings are an elaboration and a reduction of that.
Mango Madness Summer Member's Exhibition
Congratulations to Kathy Corey! Her painting "Mango Meditation" is on display at the Mango Madness Exhibit.
Join us for
MANGO MADNESS FIRST THURSDAY
Thursday, June 1 from 6-8pm
Every summer The Studios of Key West celebrates the mango with an exhibition open to all of our members, who are invited to present a work that captures some of what the mango means to us: gratitude for what the island provides, and the joy of sensation – be it taste, smell, the thumping sound as a mango hits the ground, or the divine color that bears its name.
What to expect:
• Over 115 works of art by local Florida Keys artists in a variety of media!
• Freshly made mango margaritas (non-alcoholic also available)
• Music on the roof from the Bahama Village Music Program
• Tom Flip photographing portraits in the Helmerich Theater for his project "Heads Up Key West"
• The MONSTER RAFFLE - we're raffling off $2,500 in gift cards to some of our favorite local restaurants!
On view June 1-July 27, 2023
I am happy to announce BE artist Kathy Corey's artwork named 'The Emerald Cross' is now being showcased in the International Life and Death - 2023 exhibition, organized by Gallerium and powered by @Biafarin platform. The exhibit runs May 15 - June 15.
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Congratulations to Michael LaRue! He has a new solo show,
"An Urban Experience Saint Louis, Missouri," Photography by Michael Edwin LaRue.
opening at St. Louis Public Library - Buder Library starting June 1st. It will run through the end of June. The Saint Louis Public Library -Buder Library is located at 4401 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109.
Here is a sneak peek of a YouTube video based on the same Saint Louis, Missouri Urban Photography theme. See the whole video at
We are excited to share with you that Candace Hyams' artwork is up on the walls at The Gallery Pub on Thurman for the months of April, May, and June! Go check this place out! Good food, drinks, live music, and art from local artists! See more of Candace's artwork at https://www.bextraordinaire.com/hyams-gallery.html#/
Mary Beth Tipton and Maria Ojascastro are in a 5 person exhibit at the St. Louis Artists Guild. Opening reception Jan 13, 6-8 pm. The Mandala Project: An Artist Collective . The exhibit runs January 13 - February 11, 2023 in the Curated Gallery
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