Artists Play With Light, Dark & Fire in October Show

CHARLES TOWN, WV—September 11, 2015. Three founding members of the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative—Ginny Fite, Martha LeRoi and Carol Slovikosky—open their show, “Light, Dark, Fire,” to the public with a free reception on Saturday, October 3, from 3 to 5 pm in the Fire Hall Gallery in the Charles Town Visitor’s Center, 108 N. George St. The show runs from October 3 to 27, 2015. The gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Working in words and color, clay and glass, the artists explore how imagination, light and dark are the essential elements that spark a work of art.

Ginny Fite, a writer and painter, plays with the idea that marks and color on a surface work like words on a page to create a story.

For potter Martha LeRoi, “Color and the way it reflects light are definitely factors in how I approach my work, as is the fit with the clay body I use.”

Carol Slovikosky’s glass art ideas come from everywhere: newspaper clippings, old postcards, pictures, music. Using a variety of materials—lead, zinc and copper foil, blown sheet glass, hand-ladled and machine-rolled glass—Slovikosky fashions unique pieces.

The Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative, incorporated in Charles Town, WV in August 2011 as a nonprofit organization, supports local artists and artisans who continue a tradition of exhibiting juried art. For more information about the cooperative, please visit the website.