Saturday, September 27, 2014

Louise Ellis jewelry on display starting October 1st!

Gallery Artist, Louise Ellis
Louise Ellis will have her jewelry in on display October 1st through the end of November. Her work includes fine metals, gems, and in many cases, bridal buttons and braided horse hair. Take a look at her collection of work on our website and come by to see them in person at our Opening Reception on October 2nd at 5:30 pm!

Gallery Flux Featured in the RTD
"The first pair of earrings were miniature mobiles. They were heavy, pretty ugly and did not move well. I grew up thinking Alexander Calder was a god. Metal as a material and the work of Calder were my early influences. The work moved and was cold joined. My work took another direction as my interests in new techniques and/or materials developed. Gems became a part of my work as a need to explore the dimension of a secondary material. The antique button work is a result of my interest in the buttons and their history. The braided horsehair work is a result of my interest in the art of braided horsehair. " -Louise Ellis

Check out the article about the upcoming show in the Weekend Section of the Richmond Times Dispatch!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!
Here is a collection of artwork by the artists we represent. Each piece is sure to get you excited about Fall! Interested in a piece? Visit our website for more information!
Gallery Flux is open Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.
Donna Roper Doyle
 Steeplechase in Fall
Painting Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 in

$ 975.00

Susanne Arnold
Ovid's Daphne
Root, Wood, Beeswax
$ 400.00

Dan Bartges
Mill on S. Anna River
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 in
$ 1,275.00

Dan Bartges
Northbound, from Ashland
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 in

Charles Jos Biviano
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36 in

Marilyn Hageman Borglum
Mica in Clover
Pastel Drawing
44 x 36 in
David Camden
Copper Raku Mask
14 x 8 x 8 in
Amy HR Donahue
Amber in the Light
Oil on Canvas
6 x 6 in
Amy HR Donahue
Pines plein air
Oil on Canvas
9 x 12 in
Paul Germain
Celestial Portal, No. 82
Oil on Panel
30 x 30 1.5 in
Sheila Giolitti
Between Heaven and Earth VI
Mixed Media, Acrylic & Oil Paint,
Resin on Panel, and Silver Leaf
36 x 48 in

Amy Harris
Four Right Turns (2)
Oil on Synthetic Paper
60 x 60 in
Lisa Neher
Full Bloom
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 48 in
Christaphora Robeers
James River
Oil on Canvas
10 x 26 in
Chris Stephens
Rappahannock Spring
Oil on Panel
24 x 48 in
Kathleen Walsh
Elena Dancing
Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 24 in
Dennis Winston
15 x 17 in
Doug Zeigler
Fall Sycamore
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Michael on Zero Hour

Last Wednesday, September 17th, Dan Michael was interviewed by Zero Hour.

Zero Hour is a radio broadcast hosted by Tim Bowring and our owner, Hugh Joyce. "Every Wednesday we explore Hanover’s and the surrounding metro Richmond’s thriving art scene and the people who make it happen", explains the Zero Hour hosts. Take a moment to listen to the interview given by Hugh Joyce and special guests, Tammy Teefey-Conti. In the interview, Dan explains his beginnings, process, and inspiration!

Three Urns
18 x 18 in

"After 25 years as a graphic designer and illustrator, Dan Michael began painting full-time in 2008. The majority of his work is produced on-site at locations near his home in Hanover County, Virginia. His approach to painting involves hundreds of scumbled strokes and marks of pigment, organized into patterns of shape and value, the result is a representation of reality. These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond a mechanical process, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter." -Zero Hour

Click Here to listen to the Interview!
Download from the archives, listen on the website, or listen LIVE every Wednesday at 12:30 pm on WHAN Radio 102.9 FM!

Portrait of the Horse

Portrait of the Horse
Fine Art by Marilyn Borglum
Exhibit Oct. 2 - Nov. 28, 2014

Gallery Artist, Marilyn Hageman Borglum, will be exhibiting her newest equestrian artwork along with her urban drawings.

Gallery Flux would like to invite you to be a special part of our upcoming show, Portrait of the Horse: Fine Art by Marilyn Borglum opening on Thursday, October 2nd.

Marilyn, who is a nationally known equine artist, will be in town October 1st through October 5th to visit barns and gather information needed for your personal commissions. We are in the process of scheduling appointments and don’t want you to miss out on this unique opportunity. Please call us to set up your appointment at 804.752.3540!

Marilyn earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting with a strong emphasis in Lithographic printmaking. Her work during this period focused on the form and gesture of the horse, which had long been a theme throughout her years in art school as well as in her formative years. All of Marilyn's work is strongly rooted in traditional and formal skills along with problem solving, which is evident in her work. In addition to her gestural equine drawings, Marilyn is intrigued with painting life-size horses. Her drive and desire to depict the horse on a grand scale is shared by other artists in her family, the most celebrated of the lineage being Gutzon and Solon Borglum, both recognized for their monumental work of horses and figures. Gutzon of course is best known for the commissioned work Mount Rushmore Memorial and the torch for The Statue of Liberty. She and her three sons reside west of Chicago in Saint Charles Illinois.

Visit Gallery Flux on October 2nd for your chance to meet Gallery Artist, Marilyn Hageman Borglum! Don't forget to schedule an appointment to have a personal commission done by the artist, available October 3rd and 4th!

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2nd from 5:30-8 pm
Second Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6th from 5:30-8 pm
On exhibit October 2nd through November 28th

Visit our website for more information and to see past work from Marilyn Hageman Borglum!

A commissioned piece by Borglum

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Virginia Art Chat--CANCELLED

The VA Art Chat has been cancelled. Due to a family emergency, Lisa Freiman will not be speaking this Saturday. We hope to reschedule the Art Chat for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. 

Don't miss the Virginia Art Chat next Saturday, September 20th, at 1:00pm.
Lisa Freiman, the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, will be our speaker.

Lisa Freiman has her doctorate and master's degrees in Modern and Contemporary Art History from Emory University. She earned her bachelors of arts degree from Oberlin College. Freiman is described as "an internationally recognized curator and leader in the contemporary art field". In addition to her many accomplishments, Lisa Freiman served as the senior curator and chair of the contemporary art department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for eleven years.

The ICA, which has been described as "Richmond's missing piece", broke ground this past June and is expected to open in 2016. The building will function as a non-collecting contemporary art institution, meaning the collections will be ever changing. Freiman states, "My dream is that the ICA will not only become a cultural hub for the Richmond community, but will be a place of inspiration and exploration for the Commonwealth and cultural tourists. Our focus will be on a fresh slate of changing, experimental exhibitions, performances, films and programs – both inside and outside the museum – that encourage in-depth consideration into the central issues of our time."

The Virginia Art Chat will be held in the Annex, 302 England Street. Please join us for refreshments before and after the Art Chat with Lisa Freiman, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 4th 'Ashland First Thursday' Opening Reception Review

Thursday, September 4, 2014 'Ashland First Thursday'
 Opening Reception Review

The Annex
Gallery Flux
Last week we held our second opening for the Plein Air & Big Skies show. In addition, the Annex showcased a selection of artwork from our Gallery Artists. Despite the rainy day in Ashland, Virginia, the community came out to support 'Ashland First Thursdays', Gallery Flux, and the arts! During the reception visitors enjoyed refreshments, catered by Homemades by Suzanne, while listening to the acoustic sounds of Thomas Wakefield.

We would like to congratulate artists, Lisa Neher, David Camden, Amy HR Donahue, and Charles Sthreshley, on the sale of their artwork during the reception!

Thank you to everyone for helping us make this another successful opening at Gallery Flux! If you were unable to make it to the opening, visit our website for more information about the shows! We hope to see you at our next opening on Thursday, October 4th, where we will be featuring Gallery Artist, Marilyn Borglum. Check back with us for more information on Marilyn's show, Portrait of the Horse. 



David Camden
Lisa Neher
Amy HR Donahue
Charles Sthreshley

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome R-MC Yellow Jackets

Gallery Flux would like to welcome all R-MC students to Ashland! Whether you're an incoming freshman or a returning senior, don't forget to explore what the great Town of Ashland as to offer. The opportunities are endless in the Center of the Universe.

Interest in Fine Art? Visit us, Gallery Flux, to see work from local, regional, and national artists. We also have Opening Receptions from 5:30-8:00pm every first Thursday of the month. The receptions are free to the public, so grab a group of friends and come enjoy an evening of refreshments, conversation, and of course art! Visit us for Virginia Art Chat. We will be hosting two more chats this year, so don't miss your chance to hear from local artists and administrators!

For those Seniors looking to cool off, visit a brewery or winery. Just minutes from campus are two locations you don't want to miss, Center of the Universe Brewing Company and James River Cellars. For a closer option, visit The Caboose! You can also enrich your "Ashland Culture" with some of the great restaurants right on the tracks! Missing home? Estes isn't cutting it today? Homemades by Suzanne will make you feel right at home, with delicious homemade cuisine. The Iron Horse is another great dining option. Make sure you check their event calendar for special events and live music!
We hope you enjoy your time in the center of the universe and have a great year at Randolph-Macon College! Go Yellow Jackets!

September 14, 2013, Mr. Alex Nyerges,
Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Upcoming Dates for the Virginia Art Chat
Sat., September 20th, at 1:00 pm: Ms. Lisa Freiman, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art
Sat., October 18th, at 1:00 pm: Mr. Duane Keiser, R-MC Professor and the Painting a Day movement