EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY

 

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The Emerging Artist Gallery features a monthly exhibition by a young, aspiring artist. The gallery is strategically located in the vestibule of the art and music academies and offers a dynamic space for exhibitions. The objective of this gallery is to give emerging artists a space to design an exhibition and  ultimately gain valuable work experience while sharing their work with the community. Artists ranging in age from 10-21 years-old have exhibited in this space and immersed themselves in a professional and artistic environment alongside the Main Gallery and academies.

Our exhibitions rotate monthly and are available during our operating hours

 

JANUARY-APRIL

Summertime

a solo exhibition by Abby Dudley

Virtual Exhibition: Friday, November 20th

Open House: Friday April 16th, 10-8 pm

Artist Statement

MAY

May 14-28

Life

a solo exhibition by Alex Bright

Virtual Exhibition: Friday, May 15th

Open House: Friday May 15th, 10-8 pm

Alexander Luther Bright is a 21 year old artist born in Delaware County but raised in Oxford, Pennsylvania. His body of work is primarily hyperrealism portraiture where he hopes to convey happiness to his audience. It’s his desire to make people feel calm when they view his work. He’s enjoyed drawing since the early age of 7 years old, practicing by recreating cartoons and tv shows. It was when he turned 11 years old that his passion for art slowed down due to the declining health and eventual passing of his grandfather while he traversed the awkward adolescent years of switching schools and making new friends. It wasn’t until he turned 17 that he started enjoying art again with the help of his high school classes and private art lessons at the Oxford Arts Alliance. His private art instructor Emily Hutchison helped Alex develop the technical skills he possesses today. Alex strives to push himself out of his comfort zone and he hopes to explore abstract art in the future which, to him, means conveying emotions that words cannot explain.

JUNE

June 4-July 9

In My Dreams

a solo exhibition by Avery DeHart

Virtual Exhibition: Friday, June 4th

Open House: Friday, June 4th 10-8 pm

Avery DeHart is an 11 year old, rising sixth grader from Oxford, PA. She has been interested in arts and crafts all her life.  She began taking art classes and lessons at the Oxford Arts Alliance when she was 8 years old.  She really enjoys abstract art and scenery paintings.  When looking for inspiration, Avery loves to view art from a wide range of artists that express their creativity in different styles that she can learn from.  She credits her grandfather, Anz Ranalli, with really peaking her interest in drawing and painting. In addition to her grandfather she enjoys working on her art with and learning from her friend, Sarah Kern. Outside of art, Avery also enjoys karate.  She is a Cho Dan Bo at Oxford Karate Institute, which means she is currently a Blue Belt and is focused on earning her Black Belt within the next year. Avery would like to thank the Oxford Arts Alliance for this opportunity, particularly her teachers there, Caitlin and Cat.  She would also like to thank her grandfather, Anz, and good friend Sarah for all they continue to teach her about art. Finally, she would like to thank her parents for all of their love and support.

JULY

July 16-Aug 27

At Home

a solo exhibition by Tori D'Ascenzo

Virtual Exhibition: Friday, July 16th

Open House: Friday, July 16 10-8 pm

Artist Statement

For nearly 11 years, I’ve been immersed in the art studio. At the age of nine, I painted my first watercolor during a summer camp at my local library. Ruth Lefever, a retired school teacher in the area, was my teacher and ultimately my mentor as I continued art lessons with her weekly for the next 10 years. I went to her studio to keep learning more techniques every week. I am currently working on my bachelors degree at West Chester University. I had my BFA show this past semester and received the department recognition BFA show award. I will be graduating this fall with my Bachelor of Fine Arts. Additionally, I hope to get my Masters in Fine Arts so that I can further share my creativity with those who have a passion for painting.