Summer Memories

As we progress towards Fall a collective of artists share their recent travels in Summer Memories.

Remember the fun you experienced on your summer vacations with family, friends or even alone?  Chances are you photographed much of it on your smart phone and brought back a memento from each trip—a t-shirt, a coffee mug or perhaps even a piece of art.

Four local artists are sharing their recent adventures through Summer Memories, a collection of paintings and photography documenting a piece of their travels and experiences.

Rhonda Doré, Terrance Flores, Adriana Peraldi and Sirous Partovi each present a unique angle for sharing their trips from a vacation in Paris, France, a wedding in San Miguel de Allende, and adventures in Sedona, Arizona and various parts of  Texas.

“Sometimes it’s the little things you remember of summer. Painting a little French spoon (with its signature bee on the handle) takes me to a rainy day at the Paris flea markets. I revisit pomegranates growing, a lovely chair in a New Orleans shop or platters of shrimp on a table. These pieces are my secret memories of summer,” said Rhonda Doré

“I love this particular show because it ignites conversations.  People see one image and it creates an atmosphere to share their personal experiences.  The dialogues are guaranteed to occur because people enjoy describing their journeys,” said Kimberly Rene’ Vanecek, The Art Avenue Gallery owner.

Contemporary artist Adriana Peraldi exhibits a set of butterflies she noticed while at a wedding in San Miguel de Allende.  “I was sitting outside the church waiting for the bridal party and these beautiful butterflies, two of them, were flying and they were beautiful color of red but I painted them with my colors.  The butterfly is a change of a lot of things so that is why I painted them,” said Peraldi.

Summer Memories opens Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6 p.m. and will be on display through October 14, 2017.

The Art Avenue Gallery hours are Tuesday –  Fri. 11:00  a.m. – 5 p.m., at 1618 Texas Ave. Suite E. For additional information or questions, please email or call 915.213.4318.