Zing Went the Strings! By Pattie Brooks Anderson
Hear THEART Heart
Backstreet Gallery artists put their heart in the Heart exhibition for the month of February. With twenty some talented artists pouring their heart out into their media with their interpretation of the heart theme, it’s bound to be an interesting show. There will be a reception in their honor on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, from 3-5 PM, at 1421 Bay Street, just the perfect time to start off your romantic plans for the evening.
Beside the array of tasty appetizers, guests will enjoy the talented Rebecca Phillips with her quartet, aptly called “Just for Fun”, with Richard Jones on clarinet and tenor sax, Lou Invernon on flute, and Barbara Jones on bass. Member Jill Hardin will possibly join them on a song or two, while Rebecca fills in with other vocals, along with her amazing keyboard work. Romance will be floating through the air with Hearts and Songs of Love. HearTHEARTheart.
Milagros Hearts By Jane Rincon
Brrrr.. it’s cold and wet outside and Backstreet artists have captured it in their own unique way for the Pacific North Wet show as January’s theme. With twenty-some artists there are sure to be a diversity of interpretations. The reception, with great food and drink, is January 10th, 3-5 PM, at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street. during the Second Saturday Gallery Tour.
December 3rd begins the annual Little Dickens Miniature Show. The community is invited to enter their tiny masterpieces, additional information at the Backstreet Gallery, the FEC or at backstreetgallery.org.
Kenneth B Gallery owner-artist, SK Lindsey will jury the show to determine Best of Show, second, and third place in the 2D and 3D catagories. Backstreet will feature the Best of Show winners in April.
SK comes to Florence with a diversified background in art. She first attended Northern University of Arizona at Flagstaff in her twenties, where she focused primarily on realism and figure studies, but quit school to establish a family. In her mid-thirties, she returned to acquire a BA in Fine Art from California State University at Sacramento (CSUS. There she studied with esteemed artist Oliver Jackson, who taught her much about abstract expressionism, which marks her personal artistic style today.
SK also studied art with the Dogan people of Mali, West Africa. where she lived for 5 months. This experience also taught SK about the power of art when it’s created to support community as opposed to individual artists.
Now, with Kenneth B Gallery’s Print Lab, SK fashions Print ’n Sip, where the community creates mono prints and etchings; and Paint ‘n Sip where more experienced artists demonstrate skill for less experienced artists. Soon figure drawing sessions will be available for artists attracted to more formidable studies. The Kenneth B Gallery also offers Dinner + Movie for the community to enjoy the art of film. Backstreet’s reception for the artists is December 13th, 3-5. Vote prior to 4:30PM the day of the reception for the People’s Choice award.
A reception honoring the artists who entered the will be on December 14th which includes plenty of great art and delicious refreshments from 3-5pm.