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Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 4 PM
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Exhibiting E. Vincent Wood III
This minimalistic but compelling exhibit showcases the incredibly lifelike artworks of Kansas artist E. Vincent Wood III. His works will be displayed at The Nave Museum over the holiday season. Be sure not to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Crossroads area!
Ernest Vincent Wood III (b. 1979) began his journey as a painter when an instructor recognized his affinity for light and encouraged him to pursue oil painting. After earning his BFA from Wichita State University in 2006, he studied at The International School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy, under the sponsorship of the Koch Cultural Trust. He has exhibited three times in Killarney, Ireland, and, recently, at the Evansville Museum, where he staged the show, Gravity. Paintings in which he rendered Bacchus as a female, entitled The Bacchae, now belong to that museum’s permanent collection and will be displayed in a two-year show featuring women in art. His painting, More Than Material, was awarded 2nd Place by The Portrait Society of America in the 2020-2021 International Portrait Competition. More Than Material was also given Best-of-Show in the Mark 100 Regional Exhibition and an honorable mention in the 15th International ARC Salon. It then went on to a successful auction at Sotheby’s of NY. His self-portrait, Vulnerability, was selected for covering the February 2021 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur. Wood’s sensitive use of light and realism in his paintings brings to 2022the seventeenth-century technique of the Roman Caravaggisti and still-life artists of the Dutch Baroque, but with a contemporary twist of clever innuendos that make an Old World technique remarkably relevant.
On various Saturday mornings, the Nave is pleased to invite the children in our community to create their artistic masterpieces. By immersing the children in the current exhibit, we hope to enrich their understanding of the elements of art.
On various Friday evenings, the Nave is also pleased to invite young adults in our community to create their artistic masterpieces based on trending topics like anime and pop culture.
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