Opening on Friday, November 11 for Friday for the Arts!, the Petersburg Area Art League will feature fiber art by Kristin Polich in the Main Gallery. In the Members’ Gallery, feature artist Josette will display her pastels.
Kristin Polich has characterized her work through this statement: "I often refer to my work as floating, suspended drawings. While resembling netting or a web, to me these pieces symbolize both fragility and strength. Through them, I explore the connectedness and separation of these essential elements in the human experience. Suspended away from the wall, the pieces cast shadows that are also important parts of the work. I am interested in how each piece will respond to the unique light and space of a given environment."
The Members’ Gallery will feature artist Josette Reboul Brogan. She was born in Auvergne, France and educated in France as well. Josette currently resides in Petersburg, VA. She works with pastels quietly catching the beauty of familiar scenes and vistas. This exhibit will consist of a dozen original pastels plus 5 copies of "The Masters". Josette says the masters are her guides.
Included in this exhibit are 4 works painted by her sister, Colette Reboul (1937-1999). Her sister was the widow of the painter Paul Guyot. She later married Audre Greard, the artist's benefactor and friend. In oil or pastel, her choice of colors reflect the simplicity and conviction of her work. Josette included these four works in her sister's memory.