Alexandria Moulenbelt is an emerging artist known for creating visual dreamscapes using a unique combination of monoprint, collage, and acrylic paint. Subjects include architecture, landscape, and figures, all translated with a strong feminist voice. Her work is expressionist with an abstract lean and includes striking use of color and texture. Outside of the studio, Alexandria is a special education teacher in Gloucester as well as a mom of teens (and dogs). She recently returned from a summer residency in Orquevaux, France, where she explored new subjects and exchanged ideas and techniques with artists from all over the world which are featured in September’s exhibit.
“Objects in the world to me are a mysterious composition of color, line, and shape. The landscape is slightly crooked and sentient. In my work, I attempt to create a type of dreamscape tableau that represents the way things appear and feel inside my experience. I don’t think my eyesight is flawed, nor do I believe my experience is unique. My work tells stories that are joyful, stories that are complicated, stories that connect us all in the human experience.”
Also during the month of September, Arts on Main will hosting a special exhibition “Images of Rosewell”, featuring work in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, drawings and more. Artist included are Jane King, John Gill, Maynard Nichols, and Agnes Johnson.
Come and enjoy the sounds of Kate Stedelbauer for our live music during First Friday. Stedelbauer is a Virginia-based singer/songwriter. Her musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, John Prine and many other artists and songwriters in the country, folk, and indie genres. Kate’s songs range from poignant ballads to bouncy tongue-in-cheek slices of life. Her sets include covers of the Dixie Chicks, John Prine, and Miranda Lambert, as well as her original music.
The opening is from 6:00pm-8:00pm and is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available. The exhibition runs for the month of September.