Galleries are gearing up and opening new shows in town this week. With two on Main Street exhibiting new works, there will be a lot to see this coming Friday.
New Work features paintings by Cindy Aune and Paula Temple at Bozarts Gallery. Paula Temple did an artist residency at CAMAC in Marnay-sur-Seine in France this past summer, and the works featured in this show were created during her time there. She had a studio overlooking the Seine, and this view of nature inspired her works which were done in watercolor, ink and caran d’ache crayon.
Temple also incorporated local found objects and images into her work during her stay in France. She mentioned that working so closely with nature will inspire more of her projects to come.
Cindy Aune has used acrylic to make her mark focusing on the emotions of the face and figure in these works. Aune likes to use non-traditional tools and layers of thin acrylic paint so that the undertones of the pieces show through. She has also used actual drawings from a figure drawing session with a model in some of the pieces. These incorporate torn and re-assembled acrylic ink sketches.
This stunning show marries these two collections in an exciting and interesting show that is full of layers and color. Both artists’ works complement each other, and this is a beautiful show.
Also featured at the gallery will be works by Michael T. Maxwell on the back wall of the mirror gallery along with a selection of works by the other alliance members. The reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., and the show will be up until March 28. Hours at the gallery are Thursdays and Fridays from noon-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Down the street at Yalo Studio, work by Jane Rule Burdine will be featured. She is an artist from Taylor, where she also served as mayor for some time. This talented photographer deserves the respect she receives for her work which has been featured in a book Delta Deep Down by the University of Mississippi Press and also profiled in the January issue of Oxford American. I have always admired her photographs and am thrilled to see her exhibit. The reception for this show will also be held on Friday, Feb. 21 from 6-8:30 p.m.
This Friday night will be a celebration of talented women artists living and working in North Missis-sippi. Please come out and be amazed by their work as they show off their artistic talents!
By Andi Bedsworth