In Bloom - April Exhibit

 "Violet" by Jenna Anderson

"Violet" by Jenna Anderson

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 1, 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates: April 1- May 1, 2016

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their April First Friday opening reception of “In Bloom”, a collection spring-inspired work featuring oil paintings by Fredericksburg painter, Jenna Anderson.

Jenna Anderson paints who she is and what she loves.  Her paintings incorporate lush floral colors and patterns contrasted with dramatic lighting against bright skin tones creating an intimate and engaging narrative. Like visual diary entries, she often pulls a female figure into the scene, using cascading flowers, dresses, jewelry, props and other beautiful visual aspects to convey her message. 

The gallery will also include works by local artists Laura Craig and Zach Barbieto.  Laura Craig’s watercolor paintings elevate the everyday and familiar to the painterly and picturesque. Her pieces are snapshots of life: quaint vignettes or narrative portraits that celebrate light, color and a sense of joy, often with an undercurrent of nostalgia and optimism.  Her streetscape watercolor, “Visit Downtown Fredericksburg” is the promotional image for Fredericksburg in this year’s Garden Week Catalog.  Zach Barbieto recently relocated to Fredericksburg after a coast-to-coast road trip with his family.  His paintings are inspired by nature, dramatic landscapes, the material subtleties of reclaimed wood and iconic vintage Volkswagens. 

April’s exhibit corresponds to the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia, running from April 23-30.  On Tuesday, April 26 from 3-7pm, PONSHOP is one of the participating locations offering a tour of their garden space tucked behind the shop.  The gallery will be offering refreshments and a live painting demonstration by Jenna Anderson.