YORK, Maine — "The World Around You" is the theme for York Art Association's summer show.
The theme is intentionally broad, as it meant to foster creativity, and lend itself to individual interpretation by the artists. What do we think about? What do we see? What do we feel? What do we dream of?
Being a multimedia show, featured work might include photography of a place, a visual interpretation of a feeling, a portrait, or a functional ceramic piece. The theme pushes exhibiting artists to consider the concept of "world" and what that means to them personally. The World Around You is an open show, and will feature the work of local, regional, and international artists. The show will highlight the differences, and similarities of people, and cultures across the globe.
The show opens Thursday, Aug. 4 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 28. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m. Olesya and Jerry Koenig, owners of a gallery in Boston with international roots, will serve as judges for this juried show. Prizes will be awarded.
In conjunction with the show, York Art Association will offer a demo and presentation by Anna Zhuravskaya on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
Zhuravskaya is co-chair of a weekly, televised art show in Moscow, Russia and a writer for the magazine Art School. She will demo the process of etching, including dry point and acid techniques. During her presentation, Zhuravskaya will also highlight the artwork of two international, featured artists whose work employs these particular etching techniques.
YAA is located at 394 York St./Route 1A. Summer hours: Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 207-363-4049, or visit www.yorkartassocation.com for more information.
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