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Opening Reception for Three New Exhibitions at MPA
McLean Project for the Arts will hold an opening reception and gallery talk on Thursday, January 17 from 7 - 9 pm for three new exhibitions. It is free and open to the public.
Small Stories: Paintings by Nora Sturges, Matthew Mann and Gregory Ferrand
Each of these three artists, Nora Sturges, Matthew Mann, and Gregory Ferrand, makes work that suggests a story, in an undefined, open-ended, multi-layered way. They have in common a crisp, careful, objective style and a penchant for working on a relatively small scale. Each painting provides an opportunity to combine the artists’ perspective with that of the viewer, producing an imaginative collaboration of possibilities.
GOLDRUSHed: Paintings by Thomas Xenakis
Seeking to reveal both beauty and spirit thorough painting, Thomas Xenakis creates abstract works through an unusual technique that combines oil paint and gold leaf. His paintings exude an enigmatic sense of spirituality as they explore mysterious realms.
Altered Terrain: Drawings by Rosemary Luckett
Virginia artist Rosemary Luckett makes works that spring from many diverse sources of inspiration, from wild American landscapes, to Dutch paintings, to surrealism. Both playful and at the same time deadly serious, these images present a powerful commentary on contemporary life.
The exhibitions run through March 2.
More About McLean Project for The Arts
The McLean Project for the Arts is an outstanding community and regional resource for artists and art viewers alike. It hosts three separate, and equally excellent galleries within its facility at the Mclean Community Center. It promotes the understanding of contemporary art through its program of high quality, professionally curated exhibitions and ArtReach school programs and art classes for all ages. Most classes are taught by instructors from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. It also hosts a variety of art talks, museum visits, MPAartfest and other events throughout the year. Exhibited art is available for purchase in any of the three McLean Project for the Arts galleries.