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"A Moment in Time" Art Exhibit at City Hall to Showcase Encaustic Art

Community invited to reception on July 25

Post Date:07/09/2018 9:17 AM

 

New artwork using an encaustic art method, also known as hot wax painting, will soon grace the walls of the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. This new exhibit, called “A Moment in Time,” will be on display from July 17 to November 14. The exhibit features artwork of varied styles including conceptual art, abstract painting, mixed media and photography. The community is invited to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, at a free art reception on Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at City Hall. Come enjoy light refreshments, entertainment, meet the artists and discuss art.

This exhibit examines “A Moment in Time,” as expressed through the ancient medium of encaustic. Unlike other painting media, encaustic begins in a molten phase and becomes solid. The artists only have a few seconds to move the brush from palette to panel before the wax becomes unworkable. Heat is used to manipulate the paint and wax. Once solid, it has unusual light reflection qualities that can be seen throughout the layers of paint. The works exhibited will explore the concept of time through their process or through their subject matter. 

The First Floor Gallery in City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. City Hall business hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the art exhibit, please contact Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com or call (661) 250-3779. For details regarding other City art exhibits, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

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