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OPENING RECEPTION for Linda Mitchell’s “Lucid Dreamer” and Helen Lowery’s “Living”

OPENING RECEPTION for Linda Mitchell’s “Lucid Dreamer” and Helen Lowery’s “Living”, Saturday, May 2, 2-5:30pm

In the exhibition “Lucid Dreamer,” Linda Mitchell gives rein to the subconscious and lets the stories unfold. Much like a dreamer with partial awareness and control of dreams, she orchestrates her intuitive images to create compelling visual narratives. The inner world that bubbles up gives rise to unexpected characters, elements and situations. The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects. They coalesce into intricate and surreal scenes, reflecting life’s emotional complexity. Exhibit features the 10 foot tall “Closet Monster”.

In the exhibition “Living”, local art teacher, Helen Lowery presents paintings that focus on childhood and motherhood:  "Through painting, I aspire to engage others through the subject of children, through the pattern of the brushwork, and through the selection of color.  I aspire to communicate movement, growth, change, transition, vibrancy, youth and newness.  I depict experiences and scenarios that anyone can identify with and reflect upon.  I look for moments that will resonate with many ideas: childhood, parenthood, womanhood, innocence, mischief, chaos, and life in or out of balance."

Sponsored by Sherry Kletzly/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty, Casa Forensics, Abe's Storage and Mermaid Books

Food sponsored by Odd Moxie     

Musical instruments sponsored by Parker Piano Outlet and the Virginia Musical Museum                 

A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit benefits the Heritage Humane Society