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Blues to Psychedelia
Artists' Opening Reception Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1PM-3PM.
Mississippi Fred McDowell by Peggy Francis.
Join husband and wife artists Harold and Peggy Francis at Markham Vineyards on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00-3:00pm, to view their new Blues to Psychedelia art installation on display until December 2016 in the Markham Gallery. The event will feature Markham wines, the opportunity to chat with the artists about their works, and live music from guitarist Al James. This reception is free and open to the public, no prior reservation necessary. Blues to Psychedelia is comprised of two distinct series of paintings, one series from each artist. It highlights the enduring influence of American Southern blues on contemporary music and the colorful abstraction of psychedelic art.
The Southern Blues series by Peggy Francis is a celebration of the cultural contribution made to modern music by the bluesmen of her home state of Mississippi. Born in Natchez, a stop on the Blues Trail of Highway 61, Mrs. Francis was raised during an unparalleled time in the South that has greatly influenced her art today. Through her paintings, Mrs. Francis celebrates some of the dynamic individuals, from the well-known to the nameless, that left such an indelible impression on her and the world. The acrylic paintings of musicians, dancers, and other Southerners are displayed with a short biography of each artist, telling of their music and fun stories of their life from the rural Deep South to the concert halls of Europe. Her use of a contemporary color palette helps convey the relevance of the blues in the collective language of humanity today.
Psychedelia is a series of acrylic paintings on cotton rag paper by Harold Francis – following on from his previous tool sculpture works based on the Lagniappe Tribe. “Painting is my latest creative adventure,” said Mr. Francis. “I develop a technique then play with it, resulting in colorful abstracts.” Drawing inspiration from the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms, he uses an intricate technique of layering color and texture. As he paints, new patterns and internal galaxies emerge drawing the viewer deeper and deeper into the world of psychedelia.
The winery will host a Napa Valley Arts in April reception for Harold and Peggy Francis on April 23, 2016, 1:00-3:00pm. The event will feature live music, Markham wines, a selection of small bites from the Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa, and live music from guitarist Al James, and the opportunity to chat with the artists about their works. This reception is free and open to the public, no reservation required.
See more information about Harold and Peggy Francis and examples of works from both artists at www.2718indistudio.com.
Swirly Rhino by Harold Francis.