Great Turnout for August First Friday
First Friday attendees were treated to not one, not two, but three exhibits at RiverArts. the KidSPOT Summer Camp annual art show, a judged Photography show in the Main Gallery and Fiber.Glass.Steel, a two- person show featuring work by Sabra Richards and Joyce Murrin, in the Studio Gallery.
The KidSPOT show highlighted work by students who attended the various weekly camp sessions: Clay Studio, Making Marks, Art in Science, Media MixUp and Design. KidSPOT Camp is summer arts program that offers campers ages 6-13 the opportunity to explore different media and techniques. The activities are different for each week. In addition to creating art, campers explore the town, local galleries, and artist studios and participate in cooperative and art-based games and activities to build camaraderie and art knowledge.
Fiber.Glass.Steel presents fine technique by two award winning, internationally recognized artists. Sabra Richards’ kiln-formed glass and steel sculptures and the fiber art of Joyce Murrin – she calls her latest work, “New Vision-Fused” – create a stunning exhibit, filling the gallery with color.
RiverArts’ annual Judged Photography Show historically attracts a wide range of subject matter and technique, and this current show is no exception. The work ranges from beautifully composed landscapes to intriguing abstract images.
Curator Karen Klinedinst and Judge Lynne Parks announced the award winners:
Best in Show- Pictographs, by Steven Hargrove
Merit Award- Nature and Wildlife: Nevermore, by Wil Scott
Scenic: Turner’s Creek, by Michael Wootton
Portraiture: Coeur D’Amour, by Anna Smolens
Street Life: 4 AM, by Cheryl Atkins
Abstract: Glacier, by Nadine Watterson
Black and White: Youth, by Morgan Moos
Creative Digital Enhancement: Distant Tree, by Lewis Katz
Anna Smolens received the People’s Choice award for her other entry, Storm Brewing.
Both the Judged Photography Show and Fiber.Glass.Steel are on exhibit through the month of August.