Hope everyone had a GREAT time at Oktoberfest last weekend...so much so that the new show opening on Wednesday at The Main Gallery is just what you need to experience...
Silent Light Small Wonders; an engaging art exhibit showcasing Main Gallery artists, Arup Biswas and Arena Shawn, opens Wednesday, October 16th and runs through Sunday, November 17th. This expressive art show directs viewer’s attention into a focused state of wonderment.
The Main Gallery is hosting an opening reception with the artists on:
Saturday October 19th,
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. @
Main Street in Redwood City
Read on for all the details you will wanna know about this new exhibit.
Here is a description of these two artist’s expressive approaches and discoveries through their Silent Light Small Wonders journey:
Silent Light is a telling title for photographer Arup Biswas’s show at The Main Gallery. His selected works share a natural landscape theme composed with and without figures, however, below the surface of this commonality, there also swells a unifying whispering glow. Such radiance is “a way of life, a philosophy of simplicity, contemplation, and empathy” explains Biswas. He recounts that practicing mediation has shaped how he approaches a subject to photograph. He describes that the meditative mind has “helped him to be quiet and listen to nature.”
In the Small Wonders emphasis of the show, small-scale paintings by watercolorist Arena Shawn calls attention to the beauty found in focused observation. Striving for the emotional quality in every piece, Shawn’s quiet, light, subtle colors and playful shapes evoke the sense of wonder and awe, that in our everyday life, is so often taken for granted. Shawn characterizes her new work as small with conventional subject matter, but describes that each piece “contains unique wonder and beauty.” Her watercolor collection includes floral, still life compositions, as well as plein-air landscape paintings, that were created in Bay Area locations such as Point Reyes and Muir Beach, as well as the marshes around Bayland Park.
Don’t miss seeing and experiencing the quite essence of Silent Light Small Wonders, at The Main Gallery.
The Main Gallery, an artists’ cooperative with 22 members, showcases the work of some of the best local talent in the Bay Area. The Gallery is located at 1018 Main Street at the corner of Main and Middlefield in the historic yellow Victorian Cottage in Redwood City. The Main Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit our website at www.themaingallery.org or call The Main Gallery at (650) 701-1018.
OTHER ART EVENTS you gotta see! A weekend planner!
The reviews for our own Dragon Theatre's new production: Rich and Famous, have been great! So whydoncha plan on going to the Dragon on Friday night to see a very funny new play, and follow up on Saturday with the reception at The Main Gallery and then out to dinner...just a typical Redwood City ARTAPALOZZA weekend?
I would love to hear your thoughts on our blossoming art scene here in RWC. Feel free to reply to my blog, to make suggestions, give feedback, reviews or request a topic dealing with the ARTS....otherwise I am just talking to myself and no one wants to see that! Thanks, y'all!
And remember to Always Follow your H'art!