Home is wherever there’s a good wall and an audience these days for the d’artists.
The d’Art Center exhibition at the Kellam Gallery will feature works from five resident artists. All of these artists create representational paintings, using either oil or watercolor as a medium. The artists are: Vonnie Whitworth, Janice Gay Maker, Ray Hershberger, Christine McBride, and Anne May.
“An exhibition like this one serves to promote the visibility of the d’Art organization, and highlight that we are very much still a vibrant and integral art organization in Norfolk, despite our temporary displacement from the Selden Arcade,” said Carolyn Phillips. “We have excellent plans for the future, including positive change.”
According to d’Art’s Raven Herrera, the gallery will be open during the festival; they will have a setup promoting their artists inside the gallery. The spirit of community is alive.
“Severn Kellam kindly offered the space in his gallery for our artists, after discussion with Anne Odell,” said Phillips. “Sev is not charging commission on any artwork sales from this show.”
There is a little something for everyone in the artists being shown.
“I have been focusing on Janice’s work (below) in our promotions since she is one of our more prolific painters,” said Herrera, “and because she has had to restore a large amount of pieces from the explosion.”