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Rail Walk Studios & Gallery to host ‘Trees’

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery

“Trees” is both the title and the theme of the newest exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in Salisbury.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday June 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the artists will be available to discuss their work. “Trees” will be on view June 4 through July 18, Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. The gallery is located at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 409 N. Lee St. Free parking is available.

Participating artists were invited to create art based on their own response to trees. Their responses resulted in a diverse and exciting selection of artwork.

Ashley Hinceman cut wood panel in shapes suggesting a cross-cut tree trunk on which she painted tree rings as background for portraits. Ashley says of her pieces, “Life is a circle. Look to another who has once looped around the same path, take heed and go your own way.” Ashley’s work is original and refreshing and indicates that she certainly goes her own way with her art.

Tatyana Shurtz’s large painting of atree growing from a planet hosts a group of planets in a grape-like bunch.  Her piece expresses re-birth and renewal.

One of the works included by Keyth Kahrs is a 48” round acrylic painting oftrees at Sunol Regional Park which expresses his response to bold sunlight through giant fir treesof the West Coast where he grew up.

Sharon Forthofer displays a selection of large oil paintings. Her choices are indicative of the stunning way she portrays trees from her artistic travels across the United States.

Encaustic wax is the medium chosen by Karen Frazer to create a charming piece of bark-like texture and color she has titled “Tree Skin.”

Marietta Foster Smith created a series of very large to very small watercolor art expressing her attraction to the colors revealed when morning sun strikes bare trees in winter.  She said of her selection, “Trees, like people, have beauty in all stages of their lives and in all the seasons.”

These pieces of art will be displayed along with other tree-inspired works throughout the six-week exhibit.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery is home to eight professional artists’ studios which are open for the public to visit Thursdays – Saturdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information or to find out how to become a Rail Walk artist, contact Marietta Foster Smith at 704-431-8964 or email:mariettafsmith@gmail.com . Visit www.railwalkgallery.com

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