2020 Exhibit Calendar
Below you will find LeQuire Gallery's upcoming Exhibit Schedule. Mark your calendar and plan to visit LeQuire Gallery for a variety of amazing Art Exhibits featuring exceptional artists who are offering Contemporary Paintings, Contemporary Sculptures, and Portraiture. Click on an individual event to see details or view below. All times in Central Standard Time (CST).
With 2020 being not only the centennial of suffrage, but also an important time for women in contemporary history, LeQuire Gallery is dedicating the entire year with a roster of stellar exhibitions #celebratingwomen. We are honored to work with a most impressive group of master artists, and look forward to your visit (by appointment).
Our space is large and can accommodate multiple exhibitions. On view now are the following: Photographer Dean Dixon’s “Beauty As I See It” — exquisite black and white portraits of many remarkable women, Susie Campion’s exciting botanical collection of unique digital compositions on canvas created from original watercolors, and Lori Putnam’s impressionistic portraits. Our 2020 feature exhibit is also now open — Alan LeQuire's 'Monumental Women’ — recognition of women through sculpture, over the last 40 years.
Coming soon: "Women in Music" by Marti Jones Dixon
A new series of paintings from singer/songwriter/painter Marti Jones Dixon, "celebrating the strength of contemporary women who show up every day to create a better world through music”.
Marti Jones Dixon - Artist Statement
WOMEN IN MUSIC
A new series of paintings from Marti Jones Dixon
It’s hard for me (and many other contemporary women) to fathom not having the right to vote. It’s been 100 years since the passing of the law that allows us to have an equal voice in the governance of our cities, states and country. It is a milestone to celebrate, even though the woman’s struggle continues.
Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in a family with three sisters, a mother and father, I never noticed there were limitations on females in social surroundings. My sisters and I were always encouraged to shoot for the moon—nothing was beyond us—and we had unending support from our parents to carry out our dreams. I have looked at the world through this window of endless opportunities for both women and men, never really making a distinction in sex.
And now, I’ve had a career in the field of music for nearly 50 years. In looking back through the years of performing and navigating the ins and outs of the music biz, I realize there have been moments when women have not been given an equal voice. As much as I don’t want to believe it, there are still issues of inequality.
Through these paintings, I want to celebrate the strength of contemporary women who show up every day to create a better world through music. Some of these women are well-known and some are not, some play and compose and some don’t, some make sure everything runs smoothly from behind the scenes where wisdom and expertise are paramount. All of them have contributed beautifully important notes to the development of music.
I hope to add to this collection for many years to come.
It is an annual trip for Art Ambassadors for a Colorful World, organized with partner Xela-Aid. Putnam is the Vice President of AAFCW whose mission it is to inspire children and adults giving them confidence, joy, and a colorful retreat from everyday life, poverty, and hardship. Several of Putnam's recent portraits were inspired by the women she met and worked with during this experience.
"Each of these women is unique, yet they represent all of me. Their faces tell part of their stories; age, nationality, beliefs. Look into their eyes and you see strength, fear, kindness, wisdom, compassion, pain, and truth. All of them are beautiful, and our world is better for having them in it". - Lori Putnam
Learn More About Lori Putnam's Championing of
Art Ambassadors for A Colorful World, Guatemala
Dean Dixon - through July 31 - Click here to Browse Dean's Collection
Susie Campion - through July 11
Lori Putnam - through July 31 - Click here to Browse Lori's Collection
Monumental Women by Alan LeQuire - July 18 - Dec 19
Latest Press (2020):
July - NashvilleLifestyles.com: "LeQuire Gallery Unveils Monumental Women Exhibit" - Read here for more
July/August - FineArtConnoisseur.com - "Alan LeQuire Sculpting Real Women" - Click here to subscribe
SCHEDULE A VIEWING
Schedule a viewing to see any of our summer exhibits at email@example.com or 615.298.4611. We’re open by appointment Tuesday - Saturday 10am-3:00pm EST. 1-10 people per group. Only one group at a time. Each group is offered one hour. We follow the #goodtogo guidelines of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
LeQuire Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm (CST)
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Week 1: BOTANICAL COLLECTION | DIGITAL COMPOSITIONS ON CANVAS BY SUSIE CAMPION
June 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - June 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
Susie Campion’s exciting botanical collection of unique digital compositions on canvas created from original watercolors
ABOUT SUSIE CAMPION
Always an artist, it wasn’t until my discovery of graphic design that I found a path to follow. Formal art school training and tens of thousands of practical hours later, taught me how to put design into print. From page layouts, posters, and logos I have always looked at my subject with an artists’ eye, composing, coloring and shaping what is in view. I see design as an integral part of my work whether it is a practical application for a graphic project or painting a watercolor; composition and design are always present.
My life has been centered around family and caring for others. Never afraid to try new things and explore other cultures, I spent time in Haiti on mission trips dedicated to improve the health and well being of the people in a remote region. My role was to support the team but most importantly, to be present for the Haitian people so they would know they were not forgotten. As a wife and mother of now two adult children I learned early on how important nurturing was to my son and daughter’s well being and to instill in my children curiosity, kindness and love. All necessary attributes to grow good people.
As a student and a teacher, Pilates and yoga also helps me stay grounded. It is gratifying to help my students find balance for their bodies to help ease pain while gaining strength. These physical modalities are totally aligned with how I experience design; I look, rearrange, color and create compositions that are visually balanced with purpose.
The artist in me communicates through watercolor allowing me to express what I see with brushes on paper. As a graphic designer my medium is a nearly endless digital canvas. Bringing together brushes, paint, and paper and mixing it digitally with pixels allows me to create exciting and unique formations from my original watercolor paintings. I start with drawing and painting my subject matter. Capturing nuances of color while conveying the essences of a garden are what intrigues me. Scanning the paintings permits me to bring into a digital setting what I created in an actual landscape. Artistically arranging new compositions from original paintings while employing different printing techniques like paper and canvas, captures new and fresh designs, each one of a kind.
Nature provides the only palette I need. Gardens, botanical illustrations and an endless curiosity with flower arrangements and plants provides my subject matter. I’m inspired by timeless art.
Sometimes I rework illustrations and make them my own by creating new compositions, new color palettes and arrangements. That is why I work.