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Oxford Arts Alliance reopens for in-person art exhibitions

04/12/2021 03:22PM ● By Steven Hoffman
The Oxford Arts Alliance is reopening for in-person art exhibitions this Friday with a three-day art sale of  works by C.X. Carlson and Luigi Rist. 
The Oxford Arts Alliance will be lined with each artist's one-of-a-kind and historic artwork for sale on April 16 from 4 to 8 p.m., April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The art exhibition will remain available to view until May 7.
C.X. Carlson studied commercial art at Crane College in Illinois and then attended the Chicago Institute of Art. His final education came from The New York City's Art Student's League. He worked in NYC for a while as a staff writer on a wartime newspaper and later worked for the state department and was involved in producing The Good Neighbor Policy, for which he did 750 paintings, many of which are his best. He and his wife settled in Lancaster, Pa. in 1947 which went on to inspire him for decades. He established the Octoraro Art Association in 1948. 
Luigi Rist was an American printmaker whose unique contribution to printmaking lay in combining traditional Japanese woodcut methods with his own unique Yankee ingenuity. During his later life, he attained an enviable reputation, winning prizes in major print shows and having the pleasure of seeing his prints added to the permanent collections of such major American institutions as the Butler Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in London's Victoria and Albert Museum. 
The Oxford Arts Alliance’s art exhibition in May features a solo exhibition titled, “Between Night and Day” by Francine Renée Schneider. 
Francine Renée has an amazing story of overcoming a severe multiple sclerosis attack that hindered her from creating artwork. After physical therapy, earning two master's degrees in psychology and social work, and starting a private practice for psychotherapy, she returned to painting—after an almost 30-year absence.
She reinvented herself at the age of 60, attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and dedicated herself to her art. 
Her work is held in private art collections in Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Augusta, Atlanta, and others. 
Her solo exhibition opens on Friday, May 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her exhibition aligns with the Chester County Studio Tour, which takes place on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be open for the Chester County Studio Tour and everyone is encouraged to stop in and see Francine Renée's beautiful, scenic paintings. “Between Night and Day” will be available to view until May 28.
The Oxford Arts Alliance  is located at 38 S Third St. in Oxford.