Serendipitous Seven synthesizes the work of seven Reston artists – Karen Danenberger, Karen Hutchison, Lisa Murphy, Mary Rainey-Medlin, Jane Ross, Melanie Zucker Stanley, and Marie Georgette Wright – who met through Reston Community Center exhibits and programs. Together their art encompasses the bold and colorful, the abstract and realistic, the meditative and peaceful. The styles and media they work with are as diverse as the women themselves. Visit the Jo Ann Rose Gallery February 4th to March 3rd and come to the opening reception on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summary of Artist’s Work:
Karen Danenberger – An art teacher with over 30 years of experience, Karen shares her love of the cityscapes and waterways of Venice through oil and acrylic works.
Karen Hutchison – Karen’s contemporary style is expressed through abstract designs in her art pieces. She uses intense color, a variety of papers, and collected materials to create texture.
Lisa Murphy – Lisa’s collage and mixed media work, as well as her glass mosaics and acrylic paintings, belie her description as a “newbie to all this.”
Mary Rainey-Medlin – Mary’s watercolor, oil and acrylic works mix the abstract with the representational in titles like “Volcanic” and “White Series V.”
Jane Ross – Jane is a teacher with an eclectic arts personality that includes painting, drawing and a huge repertoire of mixed media genres.
Melanie Zucker Stanley – Melanie creates the most beautiful horses! Her personal style has evolved from the places she has visited, the horses she rides, and the imagery in her mind.
Marie Georgette Wright – Marie’s work is always a surprise because she works with soft light-wash tones of watercolor as easily as the deep rich colors afforded by acrylics and inks.