January Exhibit - Artists’ Choice
January 7 - March 1, 2022
As 202l comes to a close, the artists at Gallery One proceed toward the winter months with the opportunity to choose their own theme to usher in the new year. While that may seem like the scope has been too broadened, in fact this theme allows the observer to get to know the artists more intimately. The dictionary definition of choice is selected with care, worthy of being chosen, of high quality. So, we have insight into what the artist themselves uniquely value. If you collect an individual artist’s work you will have unique insight into what they appreciate, what inspires them visually, and emotionally. Not surprisingly most of our artists chose local landscapes. So, to begin, I will focus on an artist that did not choose a landscape. In “Let’s go Fly a Kite,” an acrylic mixed media painting by Mary Bode Byrd, we are invited to appreciate that Mary has a taste for the graphic and abstract. A love of color and motion in her approach to painting.