WCA Art Show Opens: ‘Dialogue In Three Parts’

Westhaven Center for the Arts

WESTHAVEN –  Natalie Craig will show a new mixed media and collage collection at Westhaven Center for the Arts opening Sunday, Nov. 4 and running through Dec. 15.

MESSAGES Mixed media art work by Natalie Craig. Submited photo

The exhibit consists of three separate bodies of work, all relating to a perspective on dialogue. “Artists are always engaged in communication,” Craig said.  “There is the dialogue between the artist and the subject which results in artistic expression. Then there is the communication between that art and the viewer.  All these dialogues fascinate me and have inspired this show.”

The collage series “Dialogues” is a musing on the flow of stimulation as it arrives through perception and engages to express outwardly. Expression and reflection happen through the space we share between us. 

“Homage to Landscapes” is a series mixed media paintings. The idea of “homage” as dialogue addresses, for Craig, the essence of place and/or someone who spurred on an impression. This is an unspoken dialogue, one engaged from within to the attributed place or person.

“Studies” is a selection of the artist’s sketches from the past few years. Craig has always found that marks made quickly on paper carry an innate curiosity, an avenue into honest and inquisitive expression. Sketching leads her into the intimacy of the dialogue of discovery, that of one’s introspections stirring within trying to manifest into a composition.

The Westhaven Center for the Arts is located at 502 S. Westhaven Dr. in Westhaven. The gallery is open to the public Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. More information about Westhaven Center for the Arts exhibitions and artists is available at westhavecenter.org or by contacting the gallery at (707) 677-9493.


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