With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, love is in the air in Fayetteville this week.
Beginning on Monday, Feb. 10, some of that love will be on display at a new art show titled Of Love and Longing: an Art Exhibition that Exploits the Facets of the Heart opening this week at Maxine’s Tap Room.
The multimedia show features local and national artists, centered around each artists’s individual interpretation of Valentine’s Day.
From the description on Facebook.
The unique challenge of creating conceptual art asks for the artist’s idea to form the structure of their work. The variety of responses manifested a thoughtful commentary on an established yet still very alive theme. “Of Love and Longing” includes work ranging from traditional paintings to manipulated photographs, hoodoo love conjures, video installations, and interactive mappings. It is a show that asks the viewer to think with the artist on their grasp of modern love.
The show was curated by Fayetteville artist Heather Younger, and includes work by Los Angeles based artist Lauren Adkins, New York artistNick Norwood, and Krystal Ramirez and Justin Favela from Las Vegas, Nevada. Locals Rachel Mcclintock, Sabine Schmidt, Mary Beth Luster, Donna Smith, Lindsy C. Barquist, Brandon Weston, Ashley Lindsey, Billy Shayne, Adam Campbell, Zoë Eagan, Jocelyn Morelli, Olivia Trimble, and Mia Buonaiuto will also exhibit work at the show.
Of Love and Longing will kick off with a reception on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., and will remain on display through Valentine’s Day.
Admission to the show is free, open to anyone 21 and older. For more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.