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Members exhibit at Arts Alliance

08/21/2015 03:13PM ● By J. Chambless

The gallery wall is decorated with paper birds left over from the summer art camps at the Arts Alliance.

By John Chambless
Staff Writer
The fall exhibition season has kicked off with the Members Show at the Oxford Arts Alliance, which continues through Sept. 11.
As a reminder of summer, thousands of little paper birds are attached to one gallery wall, left there by young art campers who call their graceful flock in flight, "Butter Bird."
'The Beauty of Emilia Clark' by Christian Hampton.

 Among the artworks, there are two striking drawings -- "White Space" and "The Beauty of Emilia Clark" -- by Octorara High School student Christian Hampton that have exquisite details and a sparing use of charcoal that's just right in conveying mood as well as likeness.
"Tasting Room," a painting by Karen O'Lone-Hahn, is an amusing view of wine tastings that says a lot about the nature of public -- or bovine -- behavior. "Bisole in Gold," a large painting by Jim Harrison, celebrates canine beauty with gold Art Nouveau embellishments. In contrast, there are three nice landscapes by Jen Roth that get the most out of their small sizes.
There's a warm summer light and soft tone in Randall Graham's two oil views of golf courses; and "Crab Shack," by Paula Graham, is an evocative and fun semi-abstract that pops with vivid colors.
'Elizabeth' by E.M. Sariga.

 Patty Moshanko blends words and images in her two encastic works, and E.M. Sariga's two portraits have a subdued palette and tranquil mood, showing a mature handling of materials.
Terry DeAngelo studies an expanse of vertical wood planks and a dilapidated roof in the oil "Ramshackle." Tracey Rothenberger goes completely non-representational in his three mixed-media panels, getting rich, interesting textures and skillfully blended tones in works that look ancient and modern at the same time.
Bob Biddle exhibits two wooden duck carvings that have a nice antique look and subtle stylization that makes them look like antique folk carvings. 
There are two tables of jewelry as well -- recycled artisan pieces by Deja Vu that take bits of old jewelry and turn them into new creations, as well as jewelry by Cindy Roth and Stacey Peterson.
There are three works, including "Simon Building" by Judy Peterson, that will benefit the Arts Alliance with 100 percent of their selling prices, so make sure to stop by and see a nice selection of original art through Sept. 11.
The Oxford Arts Alliance is at 38 S. Third St., Oxford Visit www.oxfordart.org for more information.
To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email jchambless@chestercounty.com.

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