Please join us for the opening reception -- Sunday, August 13th from 5-7 PM
About the artists:
Mary Sipp-Green~ Mary is best known for landscapes bathed in soft light and saturated with color, she achieves this though a complex technique best described in Sipp-Green's own words: "To achieve a diffuse quality of color, I use many layers of paint, allowing each to dry before the next is applied. In this way, the colors come to resonate with one another and produce an overall depth of hue even as each remains visible as its own separate plane. This very deliberate technique is only one part of the creative process, however, a sort of skeleton key to the final product in which the operations of chance and accident frequently come to govern the direction of the painting. Along the way, the surface of the paint is often refigured in unpredictable ways. There is much that has to be scraped, sanded, destroyed and reapplied before the essence of a place, its mood and atmosphere finally emerges onto the canvas."
Ross Coppelman - Trunk Show for 1 day only! Sunday, August 13th from 11am-7pm. Ross Coppelman's exquisite jewelry designs are the perfect fusion of his love for beautiful materials, his interest in ancient styles and technique, and his remarkable attention to detail. Each Coppelman piece is unique, and the result of a spontaneous approach to design, as he describes: "I design by instinct, without a plan in mind. The shape and placement just depend on my mood." His wearable art pieces are created for the pleasure of wearing them, through his inventive, non-traditional use of fine metals, stones, handmade clasps, balance, and style.
African American Art Collection~