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Russell, Stacy headline art show at Cambria Center for the Arts

“Chickadee Dreams,” Deborah Russell.
“Chickadee Dreams,” Deborah Russell.

Paintings by Deborah M. Russell and photographs by Alan Stacy will highlight the May art show at the Cambria Center for the Arts, CCA announced.

Titled “Double Vision,” the exhibit opens Thursday, May 5, and runs through May 29. An opening reception is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, and will feature live music by instrumentalist and singer Mike Swan, plus refreshments and a wine bar. Admission is free.

Russell views her work as an extension of a career in commercial design and illustration.

“It is an amalgam of both my technical and creative sensibilities,” she said, “exercised through process painting, uniting multiple layers of paint, color and texture.

“I hope to engage viewers in a moment of reflection and harmony with our ever-changing environment.”

Stacy’s eclectic mixture of digital photography, the study of Japanese art and haiku, and the practice of zazen culminated in his current exploration of the yugen aesthetic and the resulting “Ghost Flower Collection” of works.

Stacy’s goal, he said, is for gallery visitors to “appreciate the beauty behind the biology of flowers.”

In addition to the featured exhibit of Russell and Stacy, the May show will include a gallery of work from many other local and regional artists.

The Cambria Center for the Arts is at 1350 Main St., between the East and West Villages in the Old Cambria Grammar School. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Information: 927-8190 and cambriacenterforthearts.org.

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