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NOW ON VIEW – There is balance and harmony in works created by folk artist Corliss R. Owen. A lyricism that brings to mind melodious jazz, foot stompin’ blues, old-time gospel and favorite ballads. The Corliss R. Owen: Plain Folk exhibition features more than 20 of the artist’s paintings that work to broaden historical and cultural understandings. The works speak to our perceptions of American history and art history. Highlights of the exhibition include not before seen works, such as the artist’s Uncle Joe series. To take a closer and deeper look at Corliss' beautifully rendered artwork, click the link below. This exhibition runs through October 15, 2022.
Image: Uncle Joe by Corliss R. Owen
Darryl Matthews has a portfolio that includes bold, vivid images—from Jimi Hendrix to basketball players to fighters and beyond. Inspired by his love of sports, Darryl creates sports art that captures the essence of athleticism and competition. He uses bright colors that explode with energy and excitement. And there is a resolve in the eyes of his subjects—a win or lose attitude—that speaks to their resiliency, optimism, strength and determination.
Image: James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell by Darryl Matthews
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Folk artist Corliss R. Owen is a visual storyteller. She creates compelling art that is steeped in tradition and conveys a sense of community. Her paintings are reminiscent of heirloom quilts and beautifully capture the joys of everyday life. Image: Sea Island Wash Day by Corliss R. Owen