Two local visual artists with distinctive styles, Adele Thompson and Annabelle Seelye Fuhr, decided to share a canvas as a creative exercise. They embarked on a journey of creating a collection of collaborative paintings in addition to their own personal work, to be unveiled to the public during Columbus Days in Columbus, Kansas.
The process of creating these freestyle paintings is unique. Each artist laid down a foundation painting and then handed it off to the other to build on what was created. Each layer changed the painting in such a way that it became entirely different, until they agreed it was complete. In this way they created a collection of paintings with a freshness that communicates a variety of emotions.
These pieces range from sheer musical energy in “Syncopation”, to peaceful contemplation in, “Twilight Falls.” Ten pieces comprise the collaborative collection including a satirical piece that emerged. “But, What About Our Spawn?” communicates a fishy love affair gone wrong.
“Annabelle and Adele, a Collaboration”, opens to the public with an artist's reception and refreshments on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Maple UnCommon Hotel, 120 E. Maple St., on the square in Columbus.
Live music will be provided by Alex Fuhr on acoustic guitar. More than 50 small and large original paintings and prints will be available for art lovers of any budget. The exhibition runs through October 31st.
For more information call (620) 429-3130.