February First Friday featuring Gabrielle Teschner
February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
February First Friday
Friday, February 4
Sponsored by Riverwood Designs
Arts on Main is pleased to host works by Gabrielle Teschner during the month of February 2022. This exhibit will be on display February 4 until February 26. Teschner is a visual artist based between Richmond, VA and San Francisco, CA. She works with muslin fabric, paint and stitching to reconstruct forms that are analogous to our built environments. Employing architectural components into her carefully crafted works, Teschner questions and explores the edifice of accumulated knowledge. Her textile works examine structural authority in the construction of and rigid ideology behind architectural icons. Teschner received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work can be found in collections nationally and internationally, including Soho House Istanbul, Soho House Malibu, Goodtime Hotel Miami, Facebook HQ California, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
“I destroyed the block to make way
for space. The guiding way of
being is reduced to rubble. The
forms of time and fact are open to
change. Stay the course of finding
new ways of thinking nothing.”
This statement was arranged by selecting words and parts of sentences excerpted from an August 2015 NY Times T Magazine article titled “History Has No Place” concerning Japan’s habit of tearing down and replacing revered buildings.
“All of this for me, all of the references to architecture and math and humidity, are a way to talk about being in the world. An affirmation of existence or the inability to do so.”
Live music will be provided by Jerry Sowers.
Jerry Sowers is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Newport News, VA. Singing and playing music from the age of 14, he continues to sing traditional as well as original folk music. Audiences enjoy not only his music, but his ability in keeping them both engaged and entertained with song subjects that range from humorous to serious social concerns.
Throughout his career, Jerry has performed in coffee house venues as well as larger auditoriums in several states up and down the East Coast, Ohio and in Michigan. His first CD, ‘Simple and Free’, was recorded and published in 2009 with a balanced mix of original songs and covers.
Jerry’s full-time occupation is teaching music in the Hampton City Schools system, where he has worked with children of all ages to inspire music and creativity in our youth. He also leads the music program in a local Methodist Church in Hampton, VA. Jerry’s two sons and three grandchildren are the pride and joy in his life.
First Friday is February 4th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Thank you to our First Friday Sponsor,
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