‘Earth, Sky, Water’ Exhibit at Austin Art Space to Feature New Paintings by Valerie Walden
Three essential elements interpreted by three different award-winning artists: Valerie Walden, Jan Knox and Marilyn Rea Nasky. ‘Earth, Sky, Water’ is the second in a series of Austin Art Space exhibits featuring artists-in- residence. A total of 32 original paintings will be on display in various mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels.
Valerie Walden conveys the emotion of the moment through color and value in a unifying, representational approach. Jan Knox ‘s contemporary view focuses on the underlying structure rather than the merely visible and magnifies the colors of nature in unexpected ways. And, Marilyn Rea Nasky strives for the spiritual presence inherent in the transient beauty of the planet.
Ms. Walden will be unveiling two new series of works – one from Wenmohs Ranch and the other from the Idaho Tetons – that reflect her growing devotion to plein air painting. Ms. Walden’s art has appeared in six different exhibitions over the past year. One of her pieces was selected by the Austin Visual Arts Association to represent Austin in a three-month exhibit at Austin Bergstrom International Airport that ended in January of 2009, and she was selected for the nationally-juried Austin Pastel Society Annual Exhibit earlier last year.
Ms. Walden along with the other two artists will be on hand to discuss their work at the Opening Reception on Friday, April 17, 6:00pm-9:00pm. All patrons are welcome to attend. The show continues during regular gallery hours, ending on Saturday, April 28
About Valerie Walden
Valerie Walden developed her talent with inspiration and guidance from artists and instructors at the Austin Museum of Art, University of Texas, Leslie DeMille of the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and renowned plein air artists Scott Christensen of Idaho and Bob Rohm of Texas . She works primarily in pastels and oils. Her work draws heavily upon her interpretations and impressions of nature. She is a member of the Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin Pastel Society, Southwest Pastel Society and Plein Air Austin.
About Austin Art Space Gallery & Studios
Austin Art Space opened in November 2008 as a cooperative space for established and emerging artists to create, collaborate and present their work. There are nine artists-in-residence at the studios. The gallery presents the work of these artists and hosts juried shows, as well as solo and group exhibitions by other artists. The gallery is available for rental for public and private exhibits and receptions. Austin Art Space is located in a free-standing shopping center behind Northcross Mall. The public gallery is open Friday and Saturday 11am – 6pm, or by appointment. Operating as a collective, the working studios are open Monday through Thursday whenever artists are on the premises. More information at www.austinartspace.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 512.771.2868.