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3rd Saturday Reception: Hot & Cold

Join us for a special 3rd Saturday Reception featuring live music, refreshments, artist lectures and free art activities for all ages!

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February 18 / 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to Blue Line Arts and enjoy live music, refreshments, and free art activities for all ages! Join us Saturday February 18th from 4pm – 8pm for a special 3rd Saturday Reception for our current exhibitions:

-Hot & Cold: Wax Artists of California
– Duality: An African Diasporic Narrative
– Realm, a solo show by Leann Brook
– Whispers on the Wind, by SCG Artist in Residence Jennifer Rugge

Hot & Cold: Wax Artists of California
Celebrating one of the oldest artistic mediums in the world dating as far back as 5th century BC, Hot & Cold is a encaustic based exhibition featuring contemporary artists. Today, these artists are pushing the boundaries of this historical medium and creating exciting and masterful works far beyond encaustic’s original artistic origins. This exhibition is presented in partnership with Sierra Wax Artists, honoring the history of a club that has drawn together wax artists from Northern California for over 25 years.

Nancy Youdelman on being a juror for Hot & Cold 2023:
“Serving as juror for this exhibition was a delightful experience. The excellence and variety of technique and the strong visual command of the submitted work is what impressed me most. I spent many hours looking carefully at everything while making my choices before finally selecting the prize winners. It was not easy, because there were so many stunning works.”

Duality: An African Diasporic Narrative
The international contemporary art dialog is overwhelmingly dominated by voices from the U.S., Western Europe, and Asia. Aiming to address the deficit of contemporary African art in the mainstream art world, Duality: An African Diasporic Narrative showcases contemporary Ghanaian artists Teddy Osei and Glover Marfo, whose work explores the delicate balance and tensions between the traditional and contemporary culture of Ghana and the Western world while borrowing from traditional African and contemporary cross cultural aesthetic languages.

Captured by the colors and textures of nature at a young age, Realm, a solo show by LeAnne Brook, explores the natural world through intuitive movement and memory. Recalling specific landscapes, Brook’s work marries evocative color shifts, evolving fluid lines, realism and abstraction, revealing an unbridled passion for the unpredictability of nature.

Whispers on the Wind
Fascinated by the art of ancient peoples, its connection to nature, and early human language, Whispers on the Wind seeks to explore these mysteries by incorporating ancient art techniques, materials, motifs, and pictographs. All materials are non-toxic and eco-friendly, including natural clays, minerals, and pigments, hand mixed plant-based glue and gesso, handmade and recycled papers, softened beeswax, wood supports, and cotton canvas surfaces. Jennifer Rugge has studied, exhibited, taught and sold art all over the world, from California and Virginia, to Italy and Vienna.

Artist Lectures featuring Teddy Osei, Glover Marfo, and LeeAnn Brook will take place 4:00-5:00PM

Award Winners for Hot & Cold: Wax Artists of America will be announced at 6:00PM

Mark your calendars to check out the artwork, mingle with the artists, and enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks, and good company!

Date & Time

February 18 / 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville, CA 95678
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