Current Exhibition

NEW ART AT ELEGBA FOLKLORE SOCIETY

“Revision

featuring the paintings of Cheryl Clayton

Dec 1 – Feb 23


Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St in the downtown Arts District, will feature the paintings of Cheryl Clayton in an exhibition entitled Revision, on view December 1, 2017 – February 23, 2018.  The opening reception will happen 5p – 9p in association with the First Fridays ArtWalk.  The Society’s Cultural Center is open noon – 6p Tuesday – Friday, noon – 5p Saturday and by appointment.

In Revision the works are realistic and impressionistic studies of the human figure in varied environments within the African American community.  Many of the pieces are enhanced or revised with a new approach, according to the artist, whether in the background or within the figure, itself.  Ms. Clayton’s primary media are acrylic, watercolors and charcoal, and she may collage paintings by cutting images from previous paintings and incorporate these into a new work.

Ms. Clayton Is a Richmond-based artist whose portrayals were last seen at Artworks where one of her entries in this juried show was recognized.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in fashion illustration.

Elegba Folklore Society is a not-for-profit, tax exempt cultural arts and education organization that exposes and engages people through visual arts and material culture, performing arts, cultural history tours and large scale cultural arts events.