Reception, Terrace Gallery | Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM | $Free
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION: ANDREA URAVITCH
Sunday, September 17
Please join us Sunday, September 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a reception to meet artist Andrea Uravitch and to view her solo exhibition “Land, Sea, and Air” on display in the Terrace Gallery. The Virginia artist will deliver brief remarks beginning at 3:00pm and be on hand to answer questions throughout the event. The exhibit will remain on view through Saturday, October 28.
Meet fiber artists from the New Image Artists group who are presenting a companion exhibit featuring a series of fiber works inspired by a challenge from Andrea Uravitch to create works emphasizing awareness of how land, sea and air are impacted by climate change. Participating artists include B.J. Adams, Mary Beth Bellah, Jeanne Benson, Linda Colsh, Joan Dreyer, Candace Edgerley, Catherine Kleeman, Dominie Nash, and Saaraliisa Ylitalo with selections made by curator Trudi Van Dyke.
Exhibit Description: Exploring themes from the natural world, Andrea Uravitch creates mixed media sculptures of mammals, insects, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians often integrating vegetation and other elements from their habitat. Through careful research, the artist studies her subjects before translating the forms, patterns, colors and textures she observes to construct exquisitely crafted animals using clay, steel, fiber, paper and other materials. In her solo exhibition “Land, Sea, and Air”, Uravitch combines individual sculptural works in tableaus and installations intended to immerse the viewer and encourage contemplation of our relationship to and responsibility for preserving the environment. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Uravitch earned a BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art where she majored in fiber with minors in textile design and ceramics. The award-winning artist has exhibited her work regionally, nationally and internationally in galleries and museums which include the Textile Museum and Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. A long-time resident of Virginia, Uravitch maintains her studio practice in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about the artist, visit: www.andreauravitch.net
Featured in a companion exhibit is a series of fiber works by members of the New Image Artists group who were challenged by Andrea Uravitch to create works which emphasize awareness of how land, sea and air are impacted by climate change. Participating New Image Artists include B.J. Adams, Mary Beth Bellah, Jeanne Benson, Linda Colsh, Joan Dreyer, Candace Edgerley, Catherine Kleeman, Dominie Nash, and Saaraliisa Ylitalo with selections made by curator Trudi Van Dyke. To learn more about the New Image Artists, a juried group of contemporary fiber artists, visit: www.newimageartists.com
Image: Andrea Uravitch, “Green Spotted Frog and Leaf”, mixed media.