When Art Comes to Life
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‘Elbow Cay,’ a watercolor, ‘Empire Twilight,’ a mixed media collage with acrylic paint, and ‘Star of the Outback,’ in fiber and bead, are just a few of the exquisite art pieces currently on display at Brightview Great Falls.
A total of fifteen pieces in a variety of mediums – watercolors, acrylics, photography, fabric arts, and quilt – adorn the walls around the billiards room turned art gallery, drawing residents, families, artists, and visitors alike to the community.
A gallery opening was held late last month to officially kick off the artistic collaboration between Brightview Great Falls and Great Falls Studios, an organization of more than 100 independent artists working in Great Falls, Virginia.
“We are proud to host this exceptional art, and offer residents as well as the community the opportunity to experience and engage with the art and artists,” begins Carolyn Pennington, Community Sales Director.
“It was exciting to have access to view the talents of our local Great Falls’ artists,” explains resident Midge T. “Everyone enjoyed the gallery opening immensely and appreciated how gifted these folks are!”
The exhibits will rotate every two months, and each show will have a theme. The current theme is based on Louis Armstrong’s song, “What a Wonderful World.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Great Falls Studios,” affirms Josh Graf, Vibrant Living Director. “Their network of members, artists, is incredible. Take one look around you and you can see for yourself just how extraordinary they are. We are so grateful to them and look forward to future installations.”
“Since our consortium of artists was started in 2003, one of the missions of Great Falls Studios is to work within Great Falls to create an artful community,” explains Linda Jones, President of Great Falls Studios. “Working with Brightview is a perfect way for us to meet this important goal. We are particularly excited to be bringing art to the public and to those who perhaps can no longer venture out to see it in other, more typical art venues.”
“We are also delighted to make these exhibits interactive to encourage everyone to look at the art more deeply, and recollect stories and special times in their lives,” concluded Linda.
For more information about Great Falls Studios, visit www.greatfallsstudios.com.