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Solid Gold

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Solid Gold opening reception! It was a great night viewing golden artwork. We appreciate everyone who came out to support the gallery and our artists.

Solid Gold visitors standing by a work of art by Brian O'Neill

Solid Gold visitors next to a work of art by Brian O’Neill

Solid Gold is an exhibition of shining, glimmering, and glowing works in a variety of media by invited artists who use gold leaf, gold lustre, or gold paint. This exhibit includes paintings, mixed media pieces, ceramics, and sculpture.

Gallery visitors view a series of bird paintings on gold leafed panels by Melissa Huang.

Gallery visitors view a series of bird paintings on gold leafed panels by Melissa Huang.

A series of beautiful cups with gold trim by ceramic artist Katie Carey.

A series of beautiful cups with gold trim by ceramic artist Katie Carey.

Artists include:
Katie Carey, Jeanne Raffer-Beck, Melissa Huang, Mitch Messina, Brian O’Neill, Peter Pincus, John Ruggles, Bill Wolff, and Amy Vena.

Artist Amy Vena discusses her artwork with a gallery visitor.

Artist Amy Vena discusses her artwork with a gallery visitor.

Artist John Ruggles wears gold shades in front of his mixed media gold leafed painting.

Artist John Ruggles wears gold leafed shades in front of his mixed media gold leafed painting.

Stop by before February 28, 2015 to see Solid Gold in person! To see more images of the show, check out our Solid Gold album on Flickr, or see video of the show on Vimeo.

Exhibition Dates: January 10–February 28, 2015

Festival of Lights in Clifton Springs, 2014

For this year’s Festival of Lights, Main Street Arts had two artistsZach Dietl and John Rugglescarving 300 pound blocks of ice outside of the gallery.

Artists Zach Dietl and John Ruggles beginning to carve the 300 pound blocks of ice.

Artists Zach Dietl and John Ruggles beginning to carve the 300 pound blocks of ice.

The artists did a great job carving their individual blocks, with John creating an ice octopus and Zach carving a beautiful holiday wreath.

John Ruggles and his octopus ice carving

John Ruggles and his octopus ice carving

Zach Dietl and his ice carving of a holiday wreath

Zach Dietl and his ice carving of a holiday wreath

John Ruggles and Zach Dietl are also exhibiting artists in our Small Works exhibition. Drop by the gallery before year’s end to see Zach’s cast iron groundhog, or John’s Pacman paintings on gold leafed panels.

See more of John Ruggles’ artwork here. You can see more of Zach Dietl’s artwork here.