"Be Still". Art lovers will rejoice in this collaboration that combines the photo realistic still life work of Ann Kraft Walker and the sublimely detailed and delicate avian still life works of Jhenna Quinn Lewis. Walker, drawing from her strong faith, paints detailed antiques and everyday objects with magnificence. Lewis, inspired by the Japanese masters, employs the tenants of wabi-sabi, which recognizes the poignant beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent and in austerity. She says, "By removing all that is unnecessary in my compositions and exercising restraint and simplicity, I invite the viewer to slow down. Be patient and look. I believe this is why my works impart a meditative feeling." Together, the artists will bring a show aimed to bring introspection and joy to the viewer by celebrating some of life's purest and most simple yet beautiful moments.
Opening reception on May 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.