I am so pleased that my painting, “A Filigree in Blues & Greens”, will be on exhibit at the Herberger Theater & Gallery in the heart of downtown Phoenix. It will be on view from April 1 to June 1, 2022.
Exhibited at the Herberger as well, together with the work of ten other artists, is “A Night Blooming Cactus Bloom” by Lorita Winfield, a work from her exquisite floral dramatic art in photography collection in which Lorita captures Arizona’s abundance of blooms year round with intimate views of the “Unfamiliar Beauty” of flowers. See Lorita’s art in this picture below:
The nonprofit Herberger, known to be a civic treasure committed to supporting the arts for over thirty years, is a remarkable forum for vitality and creativity. This Herberger Gallery’s exhibition is titled “Celebration of our Earth” and the opening reception taking place on Friday evening, April 1, 2022 from 6PM to 8PM at the Herberger Center Bob’s Spot Gallery located on the second floor. The exhibit runs until June 1, 2022.
I chose the word “filigree” in the title of my work that is on exhibit at the gallery, “A Filigree in Blues and Greens” to depict the delicate balance of our dazzling, intricate, multi-colored precious jewel: Our Earth. Still within our grasp is the sustainability of the interwoven and overlapping areas of our environment.
Why the blues? The blue color of oceans and skies suggesting infinity, arises in me, a feeling of promise and wonder. Whether they are light blues or dark blues – I like all blues – cerulean, sapphire, turquoise, lapis lazuli blue, indigo, ultramarine and aquamarine, blue skies, blue oceans, and the once-in-a-blue-moon, Blue Moon. There is such an abundance of blues in nature! To quote Wassily Kandinsky: “The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite”.
And green – why green? Green along with red, orange, yellow, blue, and violet, is a fundamental color of nature, of our flora and of the well-being of our fauna. Green is a symbol of energy, fertility, new life, and growth. There are so many variations of that color from which I can choose when I paint!
Part of my entire Hemispherical Collection” is this painting “Filigrees in Blues & Greens”. In this particular work, and in the whole collection as well, I celebrate the beauty of our planet and point to the urgency of preserving its precious and glorious biodiversity for our children, their children – and for all the species and ecosystems with whom we coexist.
I also produced a video for this theme with Music Composer AARON A. KAPLAN and Videographer ERIC COSH. In it, we pay tribute to those many committed individuals and institutions whose life’s work is the PRESERVATION of the BIODIVERSITY of our EARTH – people such as: E.O. Wilson, John M. Anderson, Maarten De Wit to name but a few.
The joint creative energy of all the artists for the exhibition “Celebrations of our Earth”, emphasizes the importance of the theme. Do enjoy visiting the art show at the Herberger and, also, viewing this short video below and listening to the beautiful, haunting music composed especially for the art by Aaron A, Kaplan.
Herberger Exhibition: https://www.herbergertheater.org/directions-and-parking
To see more of Lorita Winfield’s other work visit: On The Edge Gallery, 7077 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ – April 14 – 6:30 – 9:00 – Tour of Galleries in Old Town.