16 Aug ARTISTS’ GALLERY IN ELLICOTT CITY CELEBRATES “FRUIT OF THE VINE” FOR MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH COLORFUL PAINTINGS AND COLLAGES BY PAULINE RAKIS
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Pauline Rakis celebrates the joys of the grape with her exhibition, “Celebrate with Fruit of the Vine,” at Artists’ Gallery on Main Street. The show runs from August 28 – September 30 with an opening reception on September 8 from 2-4 p.m. at 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City.
“It is amazing how the humble grape becomes one of the most enjoyed and appreciated beverages. It makes an appearance at every celebration of happiness and joy. It can be red, white, rose, sparkling – something for everyone. From weddings and grand events to friends meeting to reminisce and share stories, each gathering is enhanced when we raise a glass or two with each other,” commented Rakis.
In this show, the images emit the same feeling of warmth with bright, colorful swaths of acrylic paint. Texture is added with strategically placed collage pieces in several of the paintings. The whimsical nature of the paintings give the viewer the opportunity to recall times of happiness, joy and celebration. Cheers!
Pauline Rakis brings an element of discovery to her paintings. Laying down shapes and colors, usually with acrylic paint, often unveils unexpected images in her landscape, still life and seascape works. Some of her paintings are representational while others are impressionistic. She often uses tinted tissue paper in her collage pieces. She has been featured in several solo shows and many group shows on the East Coast and has won numerous awards for her work.