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Artists’ Talk and Reception with WAXenVINE

POSTED ON 12.12.2018

Scott Irvine and Kim Meinelt, the artists of WAXenVINE, will travel to Charlottesville for a special reception and artist talk in the gallery on Friday, January 11, 2019, from 5:30-7:30pm. The artists will speak promptly at 6:30pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit our exhibition page HERE.
 

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The Little White Party 2018

POSTED ON 11.27.2018

The Little White Party is back at Second Street Gallery! Join us for Central Virginia's premiere World AIDS Day event, increasing awareness, ending stigma, and honoring those who make a difference! A night of merriment, entertainment, prizes, HIV testing, and much much more, this is an event that you will NOT want to miss!

All proceeds from bar sales throughout the evening go to support Second Street Gallery. We hope to see you there! 

The Little White Party 2018 at Second Street Gallery
Saturday, December 1, 2018
8pm-midnight
 

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The Backroom @SSG: Carol Barber

POSTED ON 9.26.2018

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition by artist Carol Barber in The Backroom @SSG. The exhibition will run from September 7-October 26. 

The exhibition is a collection of Barber's work on paper and canvas. Her journey into abstraction started when she began to cut pieces of painting paper for collage work, falling in love with the shapes, colors, and compositions the scraps of discarded paper made. Her work, inspired by the seemingly random displays on her studio floor, presents a unqiue balance of chaos and control, and yet is open to the emotion and interpretations generated by the viewer.

Carol Barber recieved her B.F.A from James Madison University and a M.F.A. from Radford University. She received an Award of Excelence from the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual exhibition in 2015 and is a member of the BozArt Fine Art Collective in Charlottesville. Barber current resides in Barboursville, Virginia.  

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Beginner and Intermediate Encaustic Workshops

POSTED ON 9.19.2018

Encaustic 101: Essentials and Mixed Media Lab with Giselle Gautreau

October 6th, 10 AM - 1 PM

Come learn the ancient art of encaustic painting, with a contemporary approach! This workshop covers the important essentials and a great introduction to encaustic painting.

Participants will learn a bit about the history, safety, materials and tools used with this unique and versatile medium. You’ll learn how to prepare a surface as well as approaches of painting, fusing and carving the layers of pigmented wax. This workshop will go beyond the basic first steps and introduce approaches on how to use encaustic wax with mixed media. This includes collage, stenciling, mixed media and image transfers.

Students come away with having an opportunity to create up to 3 6x6” paintings of their own, as well as receiving a hand-out with resources that includes tips on setting up their own encaustic studio.

Workshop fee includes all materials, supports, and use of equipment.

Encaustic 102: Kristie Woods

October 13th, 10 AM - 1 PM

The class with Kristie Wood is for students who have taken a previous encaustic workshop. The 102 class will explore advanced techniques used in the encaustic process and have more hands-on time, less discussion.

This is your chance to expand your knowledge of encaustic painting! Also known as "hot wax painting," this technique applies layers of wax onto the canvas, often creating a soft and eerie effect. 

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your own encaustic piece to take home with you.

Various objects will be available for experimentation, such as photos, feather, string, etc., but feel free to bring your own! All other supplies will be provided. Space is limited. This for students 16 and up.

Buy tickets for both workshops here!

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