The Ann Street Gallery Presents a Rescheduled Artist Reception for
Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition
Newburgh, NY - The Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition, Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition. Due to the extreme weather conditions and power outages that interrupted the previously scheduled opening on February 27, the Artist Reception/Closing Party has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 10 from 6-9 pm. In this exhibition, fifteen contemporary artists from across the country and abroad explore the ancient tradition of encaustic painting. Works exhibited range from abstract designs to more complex figurative paintings. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added and then applied to a variety of surfaces. Early examples of encaustic art date back to Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits in 100-300 AD, and later in the 20th Century, artists like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg embraced the medium. More recently, encaustic art has seen resurgence in popularity among contemporary artists as this event exemplifies.
The artists featured in the exhibit include:
Those interested in the ancient medium of encaustic art should not miss this exhibit, which runs through Saturday, April 10.
The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit gallery located in the City of Newburgh specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or by appointment.
For more information regarding Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director, at (845) 562-6940
x. 119, email@example.com, or visit www.annstreetgallery.org.