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Women artists to exhibit collaborative artwork at Schlesinger Center

Kay Walsh

Kay Walsh, Still Life Unchecked, acrylic, 36”x48”

Lesley Clarke

Lesley Clarke, Green Shadows, acrylic, 36”x60”

Maruka Carvajal
Maruka Carvajal, Mad Stripes, acrylic, 36”x48”

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to showcase A Game of Consequences, a collection of acrylic paintings created by color8art – a group made up of six local women artists. Consequences will be on display in the Forum and Passageway galleries from June 10 to July 24 with a closing reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

Color8art is a group of six women who interact with each other both as friends and as professional artists. The artists include Lesley Clarke, Kay Walsh, Maruka Carvajal, Lisa Bohrer, Katie Joselow and Curator Michele Hoben. These artists are of different backgrounds, nationalities and ages – making for a multi-dimensional group that shares a love of creating inspirational art. In their interactions, they critique one another and often look to each other’s work for ideas. This circle of thought and inspiration reflects itself in pieces that, while staying true to each artist’s individual style, contain the spirit of the group.

Consequences is an old parlor game where each player takes a turn choosing a word or phrase for a question in order. The story is then compiled and read aloud. The result is nonsensical, playful and often hilarious. For the exhibit Consequences, the group takes their interactions to another level.

Similar to a game of Consequence, each artist created an individual piece that began with each of the six artists walking around the studio and making a gesture, mark or brush stroke on each piece. The artists then returned to their respective pieces and completed the work. Each work displays a history of the individual touch of each artist. As a result, the viewer is privy to the collaborative experience of each piece and left wondering which artist created which marks.

The Forum Gallery is located on the first level of the Schlesinger Center, and the Passageway Gallery is located outside of the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery on the second level. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during concert hall events.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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