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Winter: Done a 15 Different Ways
Winter Expressions at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland

Once the holidays pass, many look forward to spring, welcoming sunnier days. Art & Soul gallery in Ashland, however, will continue to celebrate the frigid season in its upcoming “Winter Expressions” exhibit.

Winter is represented in many forms. From snow-covered meadows and leafless trees to living rooms with a fire place ablaze and inviting furniture as a comforting place to read a book.

“We have 15 Artists represented, with their visual interpretations of Winter,” says Judy Richardson, one of the six directors and owners of the gallery. “We will have landscapes, interior scenes, and abstracts.”

The artwork consists of acrylic, oils, pastels, and watercolor, all representing the winter season in some way. Janis Ellison’s pastel “Last Snow” depicts a colorful, snowy scene of a rich blue stream zigzagging through brilliant white snow. She uses oranges and yellows to light up the trees, as well as the landscape, bringing color to a commonly accepted colorless season.

Claire Harkins uses oil in her appropriately named piece “Let Me In.” The somewhat birds-eye perspective creates an almost round shape to a flat surface. Her uses of warm colors to depict cozy chairs, pets, wreaths and garland, and a fireplace captures a relatable winter mood.

“We represent a diverse group of artists using several mediums,” says Richardson. “So we decided to incorporate Winter and our very creative artists’ visions of Winter. We want the viewers to take from the show the varied ways of experiencing Winter through visual art. We would like for them to also experience the variety of art that we exhibit throughout the year, and hopefully motivate them to come back to view Fine Art.”

The show runs through Jan. 30, and its official debut will be at the Ashland First Friday Art Walk on Friday, January 6.

 

“Winter Expressions” Art & Soul Gallery

10 am – 5 pm, Tues. – Sat. and 12 pm – 4 pm, Sun.

Through Jan. 30

247 E Main St., Ashland

Free

 

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