"Nothing But the Blues," a solo exhibition by artist Laurie Goldstein-Warren, is open at the Randolph County Community Arts Center through Aug. 17. A reception for the artist will be hosted from 5 until 7 p.m. July 20.
"Nothing But the Blues" will feature 32 paintings showing blues artists, including B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins and Taj Mahall. Goldstein-Warren is a watercolor artist who has found a true passion in rendering brilliant four-color watercolors from black and white still photos. While attending several blues venues from Ohio to Arkansas, Goldstein-Warren has photographed many blues musicians for her artwork. In the last few years, she has completed more than 32 paintings of blues artists.
Goldstein-Warren, originally from upstate New York, has made her home in West Virginia for the last 13 years. She has explored the arts since she was a young child. She danced ballet from the age of 4 until 19, and ran a successful art mural business with her brother, Todd, for many years in New York. She found her true passion, watercolors, when she moved here in 1998. She is a signature member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama and the North East Watercolor Society. She has exhibited her work in many national and international exhibitions. Last year this exhibit was displayed at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Ark.
‘Blues Guitar No. 2’ can be seen in ‘Nothing But the Blues,’ a solo exhibition by artist Laurie Goldstein-Warren, at the Randolph County Community Arts Center. The exhibit will run through Aug. 17, and a reception for the artist will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 20.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, with weekend hours to be announced.
The Randolph County Community Arts Center, a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and the surrounding areas, is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins. The RCCAC is supported by private donations as well as the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
More information is available by calling the RCCAC office at 304-637-2355 or visiting www.randolpharts.org.