New Art Exhibit :: Forty Shades of Green
Show runs :: March 14 - April 5, 2009
Please join us for a group show featuring paintings, collage, photography and sculpture in green.
SLIDESHOW of GREEN works :: http://www.myspace.com/cactusgallery
TWO RECEPTIONS - TWO PARTIES!
NELAart.com's Second Saturday Gallery Night :: March 14 - 7-10pm
Click here for map :: http://www.nelaart.com/
Artist Reception :: Saturday, March 21 :: 7-10pm
THESE EVENTS ARE FREE.
This March, as we celebrate our 4TH BIRTHDAY, we see green as the desire to grow and learn. In order to grow, as artists, as a gallery, or as humans, we know that change and transformation is necessary. This ability to sustain changes is a part of the energy of green. This is the green we seek to explore with this show.
Green is regarded as the color of eternal life. Green symbolizes nature, regeneration, and rebirth. Green is self-respect and well being. Green means learning, growth and harmony. It is the desire to expand or increase. Islam venerates the color, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. As the emblematic color of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillsides, as well as Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick. In Aztec culture, green was considered to be royal because it was the color of the quetzal plumes used by the Aztec chieftains.