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A vibrant and varied collection of original art by 23 artists is on display in the Gathering Space Gallery at the Derby Public Library, celebrating Gallery XII’s 40th anniversary. Artists’ works include representations of different media, including watercolor, oils, pastels, photography, drawing and mixed media.
Aside from the range of media in the show, the art also covers a variety of art styles such as abstract, realism, traditional and contemporary. Viewers will find it difficult to choose a favorite work in the show, thanks to the artists’ many interpretations of nature, landscapes, still life and more.
A country road in Greenwood County, embellished seascape photographs, luminous forest paths that beckon the wanderer, even a green fish floating among paper lanterns await the viewer.
Gallery XII artist cooperative, the longest running in Kansas, gives its members the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, but they are also responsible for assisting with duties at the gallery. Many of the artists are involved in other art activities in the community, and some are teachers.
An opening reception honoring the 23 artists who work is included in the exhibition will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Gathering Space Gallery. Many of the artists will be in attendance, as will Gallery XII director Tom Montgomery. Light refreshments will be served.
Many of the works in the show are available for purchase. Any questions regarding the purchase of art in the exhibit can be directed to Tami English at the Derby Public Library at 316-788-0760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.