Mural and Portrait Artist Jeff Huntington to Speak at Creative Lives Series Thursday, February 23

Bayside HOYAS at work on Harriet Tubman mural

Please join RiverArts for the next Creative Lives talk with portrait and mural artist Jeff Huntington.
on Thursday, February 23 @ 6 pm.
  His show Catalyst  is currently on exhibit in the RiverArts Studio Gallery through February 26, including the Harriet Tubman mural he created at RiverArts in collaboration with youth from the Carter Center and Bayside HOYAS.

Huntington’s work has been included in more than eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally over the past 25 years. His paintings are in private and public collections throughout the world.

Refreshments are provided. Reservations suggested.
Cost of $10 per RiverArts member or $15, non members supports RiverArts programming expenses
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Carter Center, Bayside HOYAS and Jeff Huntington
Share People’s Choice Award 

Tubman Mural Collaboration _FHN,JDeWeese Carter Center, Bayside Hoyas

The people have spoken! The Harriet Tubman, Code Quilt mural, created at RiverArts on Saturday, January 28 by a group consisting of Carter Center girls, Bayside HOYAS,  Jeff Huntington and Julia Gibb of Future History Now, and RiverArts staff was the overwhelming winner of the People’s Choice Award.

The mural is included in Huntington’s solo exhibit, Catalyst,  in the RiverArts Studio Gallery. The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, February 26, after which the hope is to find a home for it in Kent County.

The Main Gallery exhibit, Five Under Thirty-Five (35/5): Emerging Artists, featuring a variety of mediums, will also be up through February 26.

February First Friday Opening Receptions

5/35:  Emerging Artists and Jeff Huntington

RiverArts is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibits on First Friday, February 3: Five Under Thirty-Five (35/5): Emerging Artists, in the Main Gallery, and Jeff Huntington: Catalyst, in the Studio Gallery.  The exhibits, curated by Raven Bishop, will be on view through Sunday, February 26.

Emerging Artists is a group exhibition featuring the work of five female artists under the age of thirty-five:  Amanda Hagerman, a metalsmith specializing in fine jewelry, Emma Sovich, poet, book arts and letterpress artist, two photographers, Morgan Moos and Andrea Hearn, and curator Raven Bishop’s abstract painting and sculptural ephemera. “35/5” offers the viewer insight into the creative lives of 5 talented 21st century artists as each endeavors to make art a part of her daily practice.

Muralist and portrait artist Jeff Huntington’s work is in private collections both nationally and internationally, including various U.S. embassies. In addition to displaying his current work, Catalyst, the show features a mural of Harriet Tubman.  The mural was a collaborative creation; Huntington, his partner Julia Gibb, youth from Kent County’s J. DeWeese Carter Youth Center and the Bayside Hoyas and RiverArts staff all participated in painting the panels that make up the mural. Huntington and Gibb are co-founders of Future History Now, a non-profit dedicated to creating art works and programming through collaboration with at-risk youth and local, professional artists- —creating opportunities for all involved to become stakeholders in creating the future landscape of their own communities. Subsequent to the exhibit, the mural will be hung in a permanent, public building in Kent County.

 “Wedding Day” Receives People’s Choice Award

Wedding Day-ChristineONeill

Thanks to the more than 200 people who braved the frigid January First Friday temperatures for the opening reception of our annual  RiverArts Members’ Show. Congratulations to Christine O’Neill for winning the People’s Choice Award for her painting, “Wedding Day.”   Tied for runner-up: “Rooster,” driftwood sculpture by Tim O’Brien, and “Samantha”
portrait by Annie Singer.  The exhibit will be up through January 29.

Rooster-Tim O’Brien

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