Night Visions exhibition opens at American Folk Art & Framing

"Raven's Omen" by Chris Bruno
"Raven's Omen" by Chris Bruno

Press release:

2017 Night Visions

June 1 – 20th, 2017
Show Opens Online: Tuesday, May 30th at 11am
Opens in the Gallery: Thursday, June 1st
Opening Reception First Friday, June 2: 5 – 8pm

When darkness falls and the quiet of evening arrives, mysteries and magic often emerge. Be it through observation, dreams states, or quiet contemplation, many artists find the secluded hours between nightfall and sunrise especially inspiring and productive. American Folk Art has selected a series of nine artist’s whose works are an interpretation of the meaning of “Night Visions”.

Ellie Ali’s paintings, awash in moody passions, resonate with late night jazz happenings and soulful midnight conversations. Handmade paper, paint, ink, and water combine to create soft contemplative works that draw in the viewer and leave them in a thoughtful, rhythmic state of mind.

North Carolina’s own Liz Sullivan and well known Georgia folk artist Cornbread, find nature’s nocturnal happenings especially gratifying to witness and take inspiration from. The creatures who inhabit the night both fowl and fur are pure inspiration for these painters.

Michael Gates is a North Carolina potter who brings a real freshness in his approach to creating his otherwise traditional functional ceramic ware. Michael delicately applies slip trail decoration to large functional jugs, using the night sky & its constellations as inspiration. The results are an evocative mix of old and new.

Night Visions will undoubtedly inspire all of us to notice the special musings of warm summer evenings, the stars above, and the wonderful creatures that are awake and active while most rest.

The show will begin on line at 11 am on Tuesday, May 30th at, in the gallery at 64 Biltmore Ave, Downtown on Thursday, June 1st, with an opening reception Friday, June 2nd: 5-8 pm.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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