Exhibiting during September 2018 in the Mazie Jones Gallery:
Alcohol Ink Group
Alcohol inks are a wonderful medium for rediscovering the creative spirit that resides in each of us. Often as adults we listen to the voice inside of us that whispers, “You are not an artist.” As a medium alcohol inks offer each of us the opportunity to play, to let go of our inhibitions and be present in the moment responding to the vibrant colors and flow of the inks on yupo paper.
To play with alcohol inks requires us to slow down and allow the inks to lead us as they flow into one another creating patterns and textures. We learn to let go and not be attached to a particular outcome but to appreciate the process. Often a "mistake" becomes a new starting point , an opportunity to see things from a different perspective.
Using a toothbrush, straw, credit card or Q tip we become part of the process if we adopt a “what-if” attitude and allow ourselves the opportunity to follow the new patterns that are emerging. In this respect art heals the broken places within us, enhances our self of well being and allows each of us to embrace new ideas and perspectives within ourselves and others.
This exhibit represents many diverse populations within our community who have been involved with the Inkalicious class at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts, including senior citizens from the Junaluska community, Appalachian State students, artists from the ARTMiX group and participants in classes at TCVA, For more information on how you can become involved visit www.tcva.org and click on workshops for a schedule of upcoming classes. To register for classes, call 828.262.3017.
2018 Gallery Schedule
January - Year in Review
February - Junaluska Art Group
March - Digital Watauga
April - Shooting Stars
May - Mieszko Kwiatkowski
June - Lisa Hyman
July - High Country Watermedia Society
August - Elaine O'Quinn
September - Alcohol Ink Group
October - Dane Rhyne
November - Cheryl Prisco
December - Mountain Alliance & Year in Review
Click here for a guest artist application for the 2019 gallery season!
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