The Delaplaine Arts Center will open five new exhibits on Saturday, April 7 as part of its First Saturday activities.
Robert Stuart Cohen’s “The Energy of Tress; The Elegy of Leaves” will feature acrylic paintings. According to Cohen, “A fresh view of naked tress and bare branches, and a closer look at fallen leaves, moved me to paint representationally.” The artist says he “loved combining the realistic and abstract to convey their singular truth.”
Artist Kathy Ferguson uses bold colors and textures to reflect the beauty of opposites and their “symbiotic balance when blended together” in the exhibit, “Merging Science and Natures,” featuring her mixed-media paintings.
Kay Layne also will open an exhibit of recently completed acrylic paintings. “Abstract painting has always drawn me because I make paintings that do not have to make an outward statement, but can elicit emotion depending on the makeup of the viewer,” Layne explains. “My work can be soothing, challenging, or upsetting.”
“Transformed” features works by fiber artist Heather Macali. “Positivity is contagious—the more you have, the more it will magnify,” states the artist. Macali feels she is compelled to create my work focused on one primary goal: “to sway the individual’s feelings away from the overwhelming negativity that has saturated the media toward a lighter, more uplifting atmosphere.”
Photographs by Kathy Lynn taken at a flower farm in the Agricultural Reserve at Laytonsville, Maryland, comprise the exhibit, “Flower Farm.”
Admission to the galleries and the program are free, and all are invited to attend.
The Delaplaine Arts Center is a community-based nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits, and programs for people of all ages. It is guided by the vision that “everyone deserves art.” For more information about the Delaplaine and upcoming activities, visit www.delaplaine.org or call 301-698-0656.