June Ponte and Bill Rabsey
Find exquisite treasures large and small, unique and unusual at the ARTery Gallery’s November exhibitions. Presenting June Ponte’s “The Amaranthine Aspect” and Bill Rabsey’s “Lost and Found“. These two gifted artists will be showing their uniquely visionary creations together, for a pairing that evokes a mysterious, Victorian Steam Punk environment. Also, the “6×6 4 $60” exhibit of tiny 6 inch square artwork created by the cooperative gallery’s members will be debuted for an early holiday sale of $60 and continue through December, but don’t wait – these little treasures will go fast
An eerie sense of mystery pervades June Ponte’s artwork. Through detailed brushwork and vibrant colors, she creates portraits of iconic historical and cultural figures, often laced with mystic symbolism. Her exhibit, “The Amaranthine Aspect” expresses her “love of the immortal countenance”. Amaranthine refers to the everlasting souls whose work lives on, such as icons Frida Kahlo, Edgar Allen Poe, Harry Houdini, Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway. The artist also creates Gothic style stained glass luminaries, painted stained glass windows, and jewelry with a vintage twist.
The air of mystery continues in the work of Bill Rabsey’s “Lost and Found” exhibit, in which old objects find new life and meaning as art pieces. In his old barn filled with “junk”, turned studio, Bill uses his collection of unusual objects as his medium to create witty, otherworldly and thought-provoking sculptures and assemblages.
no objects are out of bounds.