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Uptown has three galleries. The ELM (Emma Lou Martin) Gallery is located on the top (loft) floor. The Frable Gallery is located on the mezzanine level. The Main Gallery is located on the ground level.

ELM GALLERY

New Exhibits
To combat the grays and browns of winter, Uptown has chosen a spot of color for February. After exploring red and blue in its first two judged color exhibits, the gallery tackles the third primary color in a show called   "Mellow Yellow"  . But is yellow really "mellow"? Does it make one feel mellow or does it arouse other emotions? Is yellow always a "sunny" color? How does it affect a painting to substitute a yellow sky for a blue one? With many Richmond artists exploring these questions, the interpretations will be numerous, and we're lucky to have nationally-known Richmond artist Christopher Wynn to make the awards and give a gallery talk at the opening reception. The public will enjoy hearing his "take" on these works. (They can also give their own opinions; they are invited to participate in a People's Choice award, with winner to be announced during the following month's reception.)

ARTSLINE:
"Mellow Yellow" Brightens February at Uptown Gallery
Is yellow really "mellow"? Richmond artists explore the many vibes of the color yellow in this exhibit, with judge Christopher Wynn as a guide

Timesdispatch.com:
"Mellow Yellow" Brightens February at Uptown Gallery
A third judged show on color tackles the many moods of yellow in a show called "Mellow Yellow". Is yellow really "mellow"? Is it always a "sunny" color? How does a yellow sky instead of a blue one affect a painting? With many Richmond artists exploring these and other questions, the interpretations will be numerous. Luckily, nationally-known Richmond artist Christopher Wynn will judge & also give a gallery talk at the opening reception. The public will enjoy hearing his "take" on these works.

ArtGuide Entry:
"Mellow Yellow": This judged show explores the color yellow. Is it mellow, or can it arouse other emotions? In the Main Gallery, "Is It Spring Yet?" reveals what artists like about winter, or for the more impatient ones, spring.

The opening reception will be on Friday February 3rd, from 5 to 8:30 P.M.


"Early Autumn" Oil 10x8 $300
Vince Calabrese "Early Autumn" Show

MAIN GALLERY & FRABLE GALLERY
Continuing Exhibits
In two new exhibits, the entire group of Uptown Gallery artists express their feelings on Winter and Spring, while Vince Calabrese uses experimental techniques to subtly convey his reactions to scenes both real & imagined.

The gallery's All-Member show, "Is It Spring Yet?", is a celebration of two seasons. For many people, spring cannot come soon enough, but others find the winter cold invigorating. The entire group of Uptown artists accepted the challenge to paint what they like best (or hate most!) about winter and spring. The only exhibit where all the Uptown artists show together is also the only one to have a common theme, yet the variety of media and styles is amazing. The works turn the viewer gently away from the holiday season towards appreciating the present and anticipating the next season by portraying winter and spring in all of their beauty.

In "Impressions & Ideas", in the Frable space, Dr. Calabrese explores an artist's communication of impressions and feelings, and the techniques that can be used to convey them. Painting in acrylic in both abstract and representational styles, he subtly shapes the viewer's emotional reaction to these beautifully-painted representational or abstract works. Both exhibits run from Jan. 4th through Feb. 25, 2017.


"Snowy Day on the Farm" Watercolor 20x26 $395
Solange Brown "Is It Spring Yet?" Show


"Shadows of May" Watercolor Graphite Mylar 30x30 $800
Emma Lou Martin "Is It Spring Yet?" Show


"The Red Road" Acrylic on Paper 16x12 $350
Vince Calabrese "Impressions & Ideas" Show in the Frable Gallery


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