“New Voice” Art Exhibition
-Ten new voices to the Floyd artists’ community
The Floyd Center for the Arts is once again pleased to welcome ten emerging regional artists displaying their work in the Sixth Annual New Voice Exhibit. The public is invited to the Exhibit’s Opening Reception, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 5:00 -7:00 pm, where light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Each year the Center invites regional university art instructors to recommend current and former students who are just starting along their artistic paths, or who are somehow changing their artistic journey in a significant way. The Center also accepts recommendations from its board and gallery committee members, in order to include a wide variety of fresh talent in this exhibit. This year’s referrals came from Radford University, Virginia Tech, Hollins University and The Floyd Center for the Arts Board and Gallery Committee members.
“What a fascinating show this is”, says Becky Lattuca, the Center’s Director of Programming, “Although we review the recommendations before inviting the artists to participate, we do not select the artwork. Instead, we ask each of them to surprise us with their choices. This approach allows the artists to highlight what they see as their most significant recent innovations, creating a uniquely diverse and thought-provoking representation of what these emerging artists have to say.”
During the same time period as New Voice, the Center also has two other new exhibitions. In the Falcon Gallery, Walking with Magic, by Coriander Focus, will be featured. The photographs in this show immerse the viewer into fairytale landscapes by theatrically crafting each subject on-site, requiring little or no editing to the final image. As described by the artist, “Each image creates a journey through a surreal world of powerful characters created to inspire women in larger than life scenarios.”
On display in the Breezeway Gallery, photography by Roger Gupta will also be featured. According to the artist, one of the reasons he loves photography is finding the beauty all around in so many forms. Revealing this beauty in the music scene has been an ongoing, highly rewarding passion for him.
The 2018 list of invited artists to New Voice are as follows:
Meera Chauhan – Oil Paint
Lam Dinh – Woodblock Print
Elise Gill – Mixed Media
Oddy Gumption – Pen/pencil/mixed
Joe Ingram – Mixed Media
L.S. King -Photography and Photopolymer Gravure
Savannah Kitterman – Oil Paint
Katy Layman – Mixed Media
Ashley-Kate Meador – Textile
Cory Potrafka – Clay
All three exhibits will be on display February 3, – March 31, 2018. They are free and open to the public. More information is available at Floydartcenter.org, or by calling or visiting the Floyd Center for the Arts at 540-745-2784, 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA.