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.