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Rule Breaker: The Art of Marty Goodnight

Opening Night is February 3, 2017 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Show runs through end of February

Art for me is about breaking my own rules and this show is about breaking through preconceptions, contradicting my own opinions about art and actively zigging when I think I should be zagging. My goal is to utilize traditional subject matter to continually upend my own artistic process to create something authentic, vibrant and surprising.

—Marty Goodnight

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Let the Color Take You: The Art of Stephanie Cramer

Opening Night is March 3, 2017 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Show runs through end of March

“Color is the first thought before the brush hits the canvas. Blue is what soothes the soul, red adds spice, a wide swish begins the movement. Let the color take you… Go forward… Make a mark. Leave enough room for you to wonder. Let the color rush over you. Breathe.”

—Stephanie Cramer

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Watching Paint Fall: The Art of Betty Parnell

Opening Night is May 5, 2017 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Show runs through end of May

“As an artist I have two intensely personal relationships with the paint that falls onto my canvas, wood, panel, or paper.

The first is with COLOR. Color drives my passion to paint in the loose, rapid, style of abstract expressionism, creating paint saturations that are uneven and drippy.

The other is in watching how paint falls in spontaneous movement, mesmerizing my mind and soul and inviting me into a quiet, unprescribed moment in time where I am free to be me.

Daily inspiration comes from female abstract artists, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, and others who dared to paint in their own pioneering style.”

—Betty Parnell

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Reflections and Other Water Offerings: The Art of Lil Olive

Opening Night is June 2, 2017 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Live music performance by Molly Healey

Show runs through end of June

“Nothing influences me more than the beauty and mystery of the natural world. I am fortunate to live in the country, surrounded by a spring fed lake and two ponds. These waters have abundantly provided me with inspiration both visually and metaphorically.

The ever–changing reflection of the sky, an ephemeral slant of light, an unexpected color, the movements and ripples from the wind. What is on the surface, and just like our subconscious, what lies underneath?

I am also drawn to the disorientation of the landscape as it is mirrored in the water, like an entrance to a dreamy parallel world. This body of work is an homage to the sublime. The awe and wonderment of that moment in nature that provides a peaceful and sacramental calm. That moment when we feel included in that wonderment. If I could evoke even just a spark of that in my paintings, it would bring me great joy.”

—Lil Olive