Pop-Up Art Show Nov. 8

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Staff Report

Anne Jenkins Art Gallery presents “5 – a Pop-Up Show,” a 3-day only show featuring five local, nationally recognized women artists each using a different media. The opening reception is on Thursday, November 8, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public at 127 NW Front St., Milford. The show runs through Sunday, November 11.

The five featured artists and their media are April Allyson Abel, photography, Sonja M. Frey, collage, Rosemary Connelly, water-based media, Anne Jenkins, acrylics and Deborah Johnson, fiber.

“I’m honored to present “5” and to focus on women artists. The idea is to explore the different media and techniques the artists use,” gallery artist Anne Jenkins said. “It also gives the public a chance to meet the artists and find out what makes them create art as they do, and why. It’s going to be an exciting show, it’s short and sweet – you only have 3 days to view and buy the art.”

Each artist will present just five pieces of fine, affordable art – paintings, photographs and fiber art in 2D and 3D in some of the fiber art, Jenkins said. Since the artists have very different styles and subject matter, five pieces each makes it easier to see a body of work but not be overwhelmed.

For example, Frey uses acrylic paint and various items to create abstract collages with intriguing depth and color whereas Connelly often paints delicate soft scenes with water-based paints and Jenkins uses bold color in heavily textured, impasto style acrylics applied by palette knife rather than a brush. Abel’s photography highlights scenes or objects from an unusual perspective and Johnson’s fiber work demonstrates every day vessels as art.

The show hours are Wednesday, November 8 opening reception from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information, call (302) 393-6629 visit the website http://annejenkinsart.com or follow on facebook at http://facebook.com/annejenkinsartgallery