Painting of young, dark-haired Hispanic boy who is about 10 years old

Hispanic heritage celebration       

Artists featured include Osbel Pena (Cuba), Juliana Vallejo (Colombia), and Rafael Rodriguez (El Salvador)

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Monday, October 28
Public Reception for the Artist, Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7-9 pm

In this exhibition, various artists celebrate their Hispanic heritage through a variety of media and techniques, including painting and collage. Each artist draws from personal experiences of their respective native cultures to create both figurative and abstract works. 

Abstract painting of a woman’s abdomen surrounded by bright, brilliant colors

City lights

Work By Nipun Manda

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -Thursday, January 16, 2020
Public Reception for the Artist, Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7-9 pm

Nipun Manda is an artist who works in a number of media. He incorporates visual, emotional, and psychological impressions of urban tension, raw emotions, and harsh realities tempered with gentle optimism and beauty. He uses emotion, the inspiration of nature and mankind to become living imagery in the joy of whimsical transformations. His abstract expressionism often contains the spontaneous act of aesthetics and artistic expression of inner and outer spaces.

Abstract painting of gray and brown with repeated imagery of a Black boy and girl


Work By Wayson R. Jones

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
Public Reception for the Artist, Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7-9 pm

Wayson R. Jones is a 2-D artist that creates art using a variety of materials including paints, pastels, canvas, paper, and wood. Much of his work is influenced by the '50/'60s TV and movies of his childhood. His monochromatic works are stark and show a deep contrast between solid black and blinding white hues. The presence of his works is weighed by their scale, texture, and use of contrast. His pieces in this format are typically divided horizontally and filled with various gels, pigments, or other materials in a spontaneous and often reductive way that builds up the composition. His work, while often abstract in form, also embodies elemental themes such as the earth, sky, planets, or bodies that seek to evoke the vastness and wonder of the world.

child flying away in the sky but still tethered to the ground with a rope by his legs

small tales                                   

 Work By Janet Matthews

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020
Public Reception for the Artist, Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7-9 pm

Janet Matthews is a photographer who explores psychological themes through evocative still life and landscape images. Her background in drawing and painting has influenced her approach to photography, as she often incorporates hands-on methods into her work. Her Vignettes and Small Anxieties series place small figures in images based on both personal experience and metaphorical situations that allow the viewer to use their imagination to interpret the scene. 

A woman with extremely long arms enveloped in what appears to be a crown of reddish-orange feathers

ternion: painting on silk 

Work By Nico Gozal 

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Thursday, July 16, 2020
Public Reception for the Artist, Thursday, June 4, 2020, 7-9 pm

Nico Gozal creates 2-D works using hand-[ainted silks that fuse his Indonesian ancestry with the culture of America. Three different series will be presented together to show Gozal's range of subject matter within the medium. Each painting is delicate and intricate, sometimes also having a fluid or sculptural quality on the surface as well. Other influences of his work include the music and languages of the world. He hopes to stimulate and draw out personal experiences and responses from his viewers, while also transcending boundaries of race, language, culture, religion, and ethnicity.