BAYarts' latest exhibitions: 'Small Still Voice,' 'Fleeting Moments'

"Vermilion Beacon" by Mary Burkhardt captures a "fleeting moment" on the Lake Erie shoreline.

Don't let the snow keep you isolated this January. Your go-to, local arts spot (BAYarts), has two new exhibitions that will be holding opening receptions on Friday, Jan. 30, from 7-9 p.m.

In the Sullivan Family Gallery, artists Moira Beale, Sue Peplin, Jessica Ramage and Erin Stack will present "Small Still Voice." Textural elements are at play in works of ceramic and mixed media pieces.

Mary Burkhardt and Andrea Serafino will have their paintings and pottery on display in the Diane Boldman Education Gallery, just a few steps away. The exhibition, titled "Fleeting Moments," explores ephemeral moments of beauty.

Artist Mary Burkhardt's "fleeting moments" are centered around Lake Erie. "As a native Clevelander, I am energized and inspired by the vast beauty of our lake. My current work is a collection of female figures standing, walking, or spinning on the shores of Lake Erie. The mood of each painting is reflected in the color of the sky, signaling an approaching storm or a glowing sunset. An element of surprise in each composition encourages the viewer's own narrative of risk and refuge, real or imagined.”

The exhibitions will be on display through Feb. 26, with Monday to Saturday general gallery hours from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Jessica Stockdale


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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 9:52 AM, 01.20.2015