Check Out These Two Upcoming Local Exhibitions

Works from the late artist Peter Feldstein, like this ink-jet print, will be on display at a new Olson-Larsen Galleries exhibition. 

Art can certainly provide an escape from the troubles in our world, but it also can elevate conversations. An upcoming exhibition called “Art of Our Time” is hoping to do both. A collaboration among Olson-Larsen GalleriesYellow Door Gallery and Mainframe Studios, this collection will showcase works from artists across the nation, all with a focus on today’s issues, like social justice and the pandemic. 

The exhibit, opening Aug. 7 at Mainframe Studios, will mark the return of the studio’s First Friday monthly event. Proceeds will benefit Oakridge Neighborhood Services and Community Support Advocates. 

“We were really interested in inviting artists from near and far to help demonstrate the fact that we’re all in
this together, and that artists can play a vital role in our nation’s resiliency when given the opportunity,” said Mainframe Studios director Siobhan Spain. 

The list of artists includes Alexandre Arrechea, Susan Chrysler White, Jeanine Coupe Ryding, Kim Dingle and more. 

Those interested in purchasing works or attending the event in person by reservation are asked to visit the website. Prices of the works range from $30 to $17,000. 

This Friday, Olson-Larsen Galleries will open an exhibit of works by the late artist Peter Feldstein, who died in 2017. “Peter Feldstein Retrospective” will showcase unseen prints from Feldstein’s archive, pieces on loan from private collections, works from the gallery’s inventory, and remembrances from his friends, colleagues and former students. The exhibition will be available until Sept. 26, online or by appointment.

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