may, 2021

22may4:00 pm5:30 pmMeet the Artist: Julie Bowland4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Venvi Art Gallery, 2901 E Park Ave Unit 2800Event Type :Arts

Event Details

Stop by the gallery to meet the artist of our current solo exhibition, Julie Bowland! Bowland
lived and worked in the Tallahassee art community for twenty-five years before
moving to Valdosta, Georgia where she is a professor of art at Valdosta State
University (VSU) and directs the VSU Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery.

In a Vivid Light will showcase new oil paintings of
Bowland’s vibrantly colorful, thickly-textured landscapes. Bowland paints
directly from the landscape, known in French as plein air or “open air” painting. Color is heightened and exaggerated;
loose, energetic brushstrokes create bold, expressionistic interpretations of
nature.

For the
first time in the Tallahassee area, Bowland will also be exhibiting her mixed
media works on paper, known as the Kayak
Dairies
because she paints them from her kayak while paddling the regions
beautiful rivers, coastlines, marshes and lakes. Playful and spontaneous, the
Kayak Dairies are loose, colorful, impressions of well-known local waterways
like the Wacissa, the Suwannee, the Alapaha, the Withlacoochee, the Santa Fe,
the Ichetucknee, and the related springs. Georgia is represented by Banks Lake
and Reed Bingham Lake, as well as the Little River and the Withlacoochee River.  These watercolors and mixed media depictions
of nature are light and airy, in contrast to the thickly textured oil
paintings. Together they show a rare interpretation of nature in a vivid light.

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Venvi Art Gallery

2901 E Park Ave Unit 2800