Arts & Culture
TUESDAY MARCH 29, 2022 |
In July, Art Uptown Gallery will exhibit “MOXIE by Rita Rust,” watercolors by a longtime gallery artist. In a pivot from Rita’s usual subject matter, these “action portraits” serve to illuminate the ability to find joy in even the darkest of times. These paintings embody the exuberant spirit, determination and courage that the girls in this series display – their “moxie”. “During the first pandemic summer,” says Rita, “I was finally inspired to paint again after seeing pictures of my niece’s children frolicking by the pool. I could feel their joy and exuberance – emotions that I didn’t quite realize I missed.As the images and emotions stayed with me, the ‘Moxie’ series was born.
“MOXIE by Rita Rust” opens Saturday, June 25 and continues through Saturday, July 30. The public is also invited to a reception on the first Friday, July 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art Uptown Gallery welcomes you to the 1367 Main Street gallery, where various works of art by 28 local artists are displayed. Phone: 941-955-5409 or see website, www.artuptown.com for hours and more information.
Pictured: watercolor “Jump for Joy” by Rita Rust. Photo courtesy of Art Uptown.