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First Friday Extended Hours: Beatrix Ost & Doug Young

POSTED ON 11.13.2019

First Friday Extended Hours: December 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us this December for First Friday extended hours celebrating Illuminations & Illusions by Beatrix Ost and The Slow Death of Rocks by Doug Young. This event is free and open to the public. Don't miss your chance to experience a live performance by Abel Okugawa.

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present “Illuminations & Illusions”, an exhibition spanning over four decades of Beatrix Ost's career as a visual artist.

Beatrix Ost’s evocative and dreamlike work has been exhibited all over the world, exploring the nature of time and intimacy, as well as the fragility of the beauty that surrounds us.

Doug Young's exhibition, "The Slow Death of Rocks", will be on view from November 1, 2019 – January 10, 2020 in SSG’s Dové Gallery.

Doug Young’s works explore tensions between the natural and manmade world in a manner that is dystopian yet hopeful. Employing the technique of reverse painting on glass, Young creates a visual experience that uses illusion and wonder as an antithesis to oppressive systems that devalue individual labor and personal expression.

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Second Street Critique December

POSTED ON 11.7.2019

December’s crit on 12/12/19 will be led by Joy Peterson Heyrman is a passionate arts advocate and experienced arts administrator. She served most recently as Executive Director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the nationally recognized residency program after leadership positions at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She holds an M.A./Ph.D. in Art History and Archeology from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in English from Amherst College.


Spaces to present at lunchtime crits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will have 10 minutes in which to gain feedback on their work. It is recommended that artists show just one or two works and allocate most of the 10 minutes to receiving feedback from the group.

Participation isn’t mandatory –you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions or just observe! If you wish, bring your lunch. The discussion will start at 12 pm and will last about an hour.

Admission is FREE, but advance sign up is required. Limited to 20. Only 4 people will be
guaranteed a spot to have their work discussed by the group. Sign up HERE. 

Sign-ups for the following month’s crit will open up at the end of the session, giving attendees first dibs at next month’s spots.

Second Street Critique December

POSTED ON 11.7.2019

Taking place once a month, lunchtime crits at Second Street Gallery will give artists a chance to get constructive feedback on their work from a practicing artist or arts professional in a supportive and open environment.

December’s crit will be led by Joy Peterson Heyrman is a passionate arts advocate and experienced arts administrator. She served most recently as Executive Director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the nationally recognized residency program after leadership positions at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She holds an M.A./Ph.D. in Art History and Archeology from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in English from Amherst College.

Spaces to present at lunchtime crits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will have 10 minutes in which to gain feedback on their work. It is recommended that artists show just one or two works and allocate most of the 10 minutes to receiving feedback from the group.

Participation isn’t mandatory –you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions or just observe! If you wish, bring your lunch. The discussion will start at 12pm and will last about an hour.

Admission is FREE, but advance sign up is required. Limited to 20. Only 4 people will be
guaranteed a spot to have their work discussed by the group.

Sign-ups for the following month’s crit will open up at the end of the session, giving attendees first dibs at next month’s spots.

http://bit.ly/SSGCritDec

Date: 12/12/2019 (Thu.)

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Beatrix Ost Artist Talk & Tour

POSTED ON 10.29.2019

Join Beatrix Ost as she guides us on a tour through her current exhibitions of paintings and sculptures from Chroma Arts to Second Street Gallery, Saturday November 9, from 2-4pm.

2pm - Meet at Chroma Arts to discuss the exhibition Archaeology of the Omnivore - Paintings from the Garden Soil, on view until November 30, 2019.

3pm - Walk to Second Street Gallery to discuss the exhibition Illuminations & Illusionson view until January 10, 2020.

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