RRUUC supports art as an important component of the life of members, friends, and the broader local community. Art is an expression of the human spirit. Art often touches viewers in a deep and significant way and can provide experience of mystery and wonder, which is one source of insight for Unitarian Universalists.
The Fine Arts Committee organizes art exhibits at RRUUC for the benefit of area artists and the appreciation of those using the Fellowship Hall. Most art at these exhibits is for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to RRUUC. Click here for instructions for artists on how to apply to use our space.
September 7, 2017 – October 15, 2017
“Digital Images” by Margaret Paris
Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2 – 5:30 pm
Margaret Paris has been a photo media artist for the last forty years using traditional and experimental techniques such as scanner, cyanotype, infrared, platinum, collage, and a combination of these. This exhibit is composed of digital images made using a scanner as a camera and an iPhone, both enhanced by Photoshop and archival materials. This show focuses on photo media work from the last 10 years.
November 6, 2017 – December 15, 2017
“Mostly Family” by Walter Weiss
Reception: Saturday, November 11, 6 pm to 10 pm
For the last several years Walter has been painting people, mostly family. He says: “We respond to the smallest changes in faces, and this makes portrait painting both challenging and interesting. Sometimes a brush stroke will change a mouth from a pout to a smile, or a forehead from anxious into calm. There is also the challenge of both making a good likeness, and painting a composition with color and balance. Many of the portraits in the show are recent but some date back several years. Two years ago after watching Marin Alsop conducting, Walter began to paint hands. Hands are very expressive, but unlike faces they do not identify the individual. From hands he moved on to feet, which are less expressive than hands but have their own human idiosyncratic outlines and twists. The six panel painting of the Frisbee player was inspired by a room sized painting by Rubens, with a guard lunging to rescue a woman being carried away on horseback.”