I did a brief solo run, hitting Emily Amy Gallery, Bobbe Gillis Gallery, Sandler Hudson Gallery, all showing original work offered by the artist/gallery. Kiang Gallery showed works for sale from collections billed as "Art Wants a New Home."
Kaing Gallery had an impressive variety but what caught my eye...well I thought something looked like Kathy Yancy's work and - sure enough - it was her Queen of Hearts Bowl. Kathy's work charms and haunts. It deserves a better picture that I can take.
I couldn't take my eye off Ida Kohlmeyer's Semiosis, 1984, the colors really appealed to me.
I can't resist Howard Finster, these are early works, considered most valuable of his 1000's of works.
Howard Finster, Angel is 15" x 50"
Howard Finster, Camel
Howard Finster, Cadalac
Howard Finster, left - Bust of Woman, right - Mona Lisa
Howard Finster Bust of Man
Howard Finster, The Messenger
Then to Sandler Hudson Gallery featuring Holle Black and her exhibition "an exaltation of larks". She was kind enough to pose with her humming birds, my favorite. Her eye-open picture was out of focus. I apologize.
Mario Petrirena was also showing at Sandler Hudson: "my mother's house and other struggles"
Then to Bobbe Gillis Gallery where I didn't take decent pictures. This is leftover from the last stroll, you'll need to hunt a bit to find it. I love it, I love the shadows too. Don't know the artist.
Finally, Emily Amy Gallery. I was there for the Collage Opeining last week. In the meantime Gary Bibb who is in the show sent me an email so I went back to photograph his work:
Which is from a set of 5.
This took less than an hour, from a single parking place. Not bad.
Here is the whole thing in a slideshow:
Thanks so much,
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