JRB ART AT THE ELMS RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH ANNUAL BRUNCH
JRB Art at the Elms will usher 2018 in, celebrating its 15th annual New Year’s Day Brunch with live jazz music and a preview of “Past, Present & Future”, a group exhibition on Monday, January 1. JRB Art invites the public to join them at the gallery for brunch and a preview of the show including work by established and emerging artists. Gallery doors will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Okie Benedict with chicken fried chicken, fried egg, cream gravy on an open-faced biscuit;
cheddar-potato breakfast casserole, various pastries and of course, black-eyed peas for luck in the new year will be prepared by Ryan Parrott of Picasso’s Café.
“Past, Present & Future” will officially open during the historic Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, January 5, 6-10pm and will be featured throughout the month of January at The Elms, closing on Sunday, January 28th.
Gallery owner, Joy Reed Belt has traditionally presented January exhibits in the spirit of Janus, the two-faced Roman god of beginnings and endings. One year a show would look to the past, featuring the work of well-established artists, while the next year’s show would look to the future, bringing forth newly-emerging artists.
Belt says this year is different.
This new year show is turned “not only to the past and to the future, but also here, now as is represented by the contemporary artists in the prime of their creative lives.”
The exhibition features returning and new artists including: Michele Mikesell, DJ Lafon, Christa Blackwood, Shane Scribner, George Bogart, Beth Hammack, Sohail Shehada, Heather Lunsford, Larry Hefner, Marilyn Artus, Hugh Meade & Jenny Bell, Michi Susan, Lynette Mathis, Mina Sadeghi, and Sara Scribner.