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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

New Exhibit Featured at Bower Center

The Wharton Foundation's Bower Center for the Arts has a new exhibit entitled "Abstraction" which will hang until August 27 in both of the galleries.

Twenty-five artists from Bedford, Roanoke, Lynchburg, and surround areas answered the call to artists and entered their works. The entries include two and three-dimensional work in many different media. Their art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition, which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

The show has some examples of the stated trends of the 21st century such as hard-edge painting, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism and color field painting collage. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to select their favorite work as the "People's Choice."

An Artist's Reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on August 12, which is Bedford's Second Friday. The festivities will include music, food, and a surprise talk about community art.

The Center is gearing up for the fall schedule of classes. There is information on the web site about a encaustic wax painting workshop, drawing and water-color classes with Revelle Hamilton, new mosaic classes with Dotti Stone, new pottery classes with Debbie Hughes and many different opportunities for music lessons.

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