A Novel Idea, Christine Fifer

Christine Fifer’s paintings and sculptures revolve around books – their history & their contents – all woven together with puns, puzzles, and didactic intent to both amuse and encourage conversation. Still life paintings of precariously stacked first editions are simultaneously realistic and surreal, prompting extended investigation. Leaping from the canvas, Fifer’s sculptures utilize actual books suffering from wear or neglect that have been repurposed to create playful and thoughtful sculptures in search of their own Renaissance.

Beach Bodies, Caitlin Albritton

Culled from her ongoing “Gym Series,” Albritton’s colorful, awkward, and very funny paintings ultimately offer a profound commentary on the lengths people will go to in search of the perfect body.

Color Conversations, Jill Caldwell

Caldwell’s mixed media paintings capture the exuberance of an island bursting with color: the endless shades of foliage, the magnificent variety of flowers, the aqua-teal-turquoise water, and the billowing sunsets shifting from peach-pink to the blue-purple-indigo of nightfall.

May 2020 Exhibitions Online

Support an artist, buy some art! Our May exhibitions will be rescheduled for a date next season, but in the meantime we’re excited to partner with the exhibiting artists and share a teaser of their work! Buy some art, take a closer look, and be a part of our Virtual First Thursday event on Facebook.

Mango Madness Members’ Show

The mango is not only a fruit best savored under a tropical sun, mingled with the sea water beading on your face. It’s not only a color that radiates joy like sunshine. It’s a metaphor for the annual bounty of our island and as such it’s the perfect symbol for our yearly summer members’ exhibition, where everyone in our amazing artistic family is invited to submit a work of art, and the results never fail to nourish the soul.

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