Ebony & Ivory, Visual Art Exhibit–Black & White - with a splash of color

“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive,”– Eliott Erwitt.

Participate or simply observe.

The Ebony & Ivory Art Show is a themed show highlighting black and white works. Pieces may also incorporate a splash of color but should be predominantly black and white. Paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital compositions will be accepted. Four prizes will be awarded.

The Opening Reception is Saturday, Feb. 5, from 12  to 1:30 p.m. The Show is on exhibit from Feb. 4 through Feb. 24, at Gallery 53, 53 Colony St.

Meriden-based artist, Christine Ivers, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, PSWC, CPS will jury the Show. Ivers attained a BFA in painting and two dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been creative director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. She works with artists in that cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves. After raising four daughters, Ivers returned to her passion, working in pastels and oils. As a fine artist, she has won numerous awards, holds membership in multiple prestigious art societies, and has taught classes across the country.

Working in black and white forces the artist to focus on the essentials, composition, contrast, negative and positive space. Time and time again, we have seen this singular focus lead to exceptional works of art.

For more information and the entry form, go to: https://www.gallery53.org/ebonyandivory.html


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