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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bozart Exhibition featuring Cindy Aune

New Work by Paula Temple and Cindy Aune  

Artists’ Reception:  Friday, February 21, 6 – 9 pm
Bozarts Gallery presents two accomplished artists in a new show featuring work that is both abstract and figurative.  Cindy Aune’s new acrylic figurative work is expressive of the emotional states of her subjects.  Many of her canvases are fresh renderings of the human figure on canvases that are layered with paint and texture. Her portraits often radiate an emotional complexity that draws the viewer in. 
The rich colors and loose fluid style of Cindy Aune’s paintings resonate beautifully with Paula Temple’s fresh watercolors.  Temple’s exuberant abstract paintings were inspired by an Artist’s Residency in France last summer.  The expressive and colorful water imagery was drawn from her stay at the river town Marney-sur-Seine where she painted every day by the side of the Seine. Many of her paintings feature startling new techniques for creating her unique style including melting ice cubes on watercolor paper.  All of her paintings leave the representational mode of painting in search for the deep and expressive soul of the river.    
Paula Temple has been painting and teaching art for more than three decades at the University of Mississippi, and her stunning work in this exhibition represents the culmination of her painting career. 

Also on view:  The Oxford landscapes of Michael T. Maxwell and new work by the 15 members of the Bozarts Alliance.

The show up at Bozarts Gallery until March 28, 2014.
Hours: Thursday and Friday: noon - 5 pm, Saturday 10 - 4:00 pm and by appointment: 662-473-2484

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Youth Art Exhibition

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Oxford Artists' Guild announces the 3rd Annual Student Exhibition and contest.  This art event is open to Lafayette County youth ages preschool to High School Seniors.  Art works will be on exhibit for the general public at the Powerhouse from March 1 to March 30.

Entries are limited to one per student. All works must be framed and ready to hang with a sturdy wire or metal bracket.  Art work on Studio and Gallery style canvass may be unframed but these works must also have a wire attached for hanging. Sculpture and pottery that can freely stand on a shelf may also be submitted.  Please attach two cards to the back of the work with the artist and parent contact information, media of work, and price if for sale.  Works not meeting the above rules will not be able to participate in the show.

Drop off for all works will be at the Powerhouse on Febrary 28th, from 9am to 5pm.  

A reception to honor the artists will be held at the Powerhouse on Tuesday, March 25th from 6pm to 8pm and will be open to the general public. Prizes will be awarded. 

Contact the Powerhouse for Entry Forms and Rules at yacoperations@ gmail.com or call 662-236-6429.  Information is also available online at oxfordarts.com or oxfordartistguild.com.  For additional questions contact Andi Bedsworth at 662-380-1940.