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The sizzling art of summer

by Constance Grayson, Founder of CAL

Summer continues with sizzling exhibits at the Creative Art League’s August gallery walk from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 11.

The Polvino Family Art Center located at 109 S. Main in downtown Nicholasville is the place to begin your gallery walk. The front gallery will host the opening reception for the exhibit “Reclaimed: Assemblage and Collage by Brandon Long.”

This fascinating exhibit will push the envelope for what can be created from cast away pieces of metal and wood. Brandon is a contemporary artist who specializes in creating art from found objects. His work will be on display at the Polvino Family Art Center through August. The opening reception is the night of the gallery walk night from 5 to 8 p.m. The rear gallery of the Polvino Family Art Center will have on display the work of Venezuelan artist, Enrique Gonzales. The exhibit “El Caballo” (Spanish for horse) and will feature equine and racing themed paintings. Enrique’s bold and colorful style brings a fresh approach to traditional horse related scenes.

Also on display for the August 11 gallery walk is “Evolution”, an exhibit of paintings by Peggy Bishop. Bishop combines a realistic approach to watercolor technique with a unique and adventurous sense of composition. She applies her technique to a wide variety of imaginative subjects. The development of light, reflection and shadows can be found in many of her pieces. She is a member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society and the Southern Watercolor Society. Her work will be on display at the Jessamine County Law Library located at 109 N. Main. 

“Kentucky Landscapes” paintings by De Selby will be featured during the August gallery walk exhibit at the Old Jail located at 200 S. Main Street in Nicholasville. De has both a Bachelor’s and a Masters degree in fine art. Her use of pattern and color bring a new approach to painting traditional Kentucky scenes. 

“Bugs & Other Critters”, the gallery walk exhibit at Downtown Dogs Spa located at 106 E. Maple Street, will feature the macro photography of Stacye Duncan. Stacye can find the beauty in all creatures—great and small—and this is reflected in her photography. 

“Creating A New Whole”, an exhibit of my collage work will be the featured exhibit at Gullette & Grayson for the August 11 gallery walk. By taking bits and pieces of paper, paint, found objects and other items, I have created a new piece from these small bits. Gullette & Grayson is located at 125 S. Main Street in downtown Nicholasville.