“American Icons” by Carrol Mallin
Art on the Trax will “American Icons” by Carrol Mallin during the month of January, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, January 13th from 4-6pm.
Mallin has come to painting late in life, during her retirement from careers in psychotherapy and the Episcopal ministry.
Color is what captures her most. She chooses to work in acrylics because of the vividness of their color. In floral and still life paintings she has especially enjoyed the many things acrylics can do with additives such as molding paste and gels.
In the last several years Mallin has been involved in paintings themed on social justice. In these, she intends to convey an understanding of the disadvantaged or discriminated against who sometimes seem alien or frightening. As Georgia O’Keefe said, “I found I could say things with color that I couldn’t say any other way – things I have no words for.”
Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception December 9th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.
All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.