RiverArts First Friday Features New Media and Caroline Huff


Tad-Sare---Phone-BoothsRiverArts welcomes the public to the opening of two new shows from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on First Friday. The evening will feature “Art and New Media” in the main gallery, and a solo exhibitions titled “Lightscapes” by Caroline Huff in RiverArts’ Studio Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Shelley Minch has curated the show “Art and New Media.” The show will feature the artists’ use of new media or new takes on older media formats in the expression of the artists’ ideas. The show will feature illustrations, comics, printing, and use of disruptive technologies.

Among the works featured will be a short film by Tad Sare. Sare’s movie “Phone Booths is an animated piece that uses interesting graphics and sound to draw in the viewer. The piece will be projected onto one of the gallery walls. Sare is a  multi media artist and teacher of  animation at Delaware College of Art and Design. Davide Prete, Italian sculptor and architect, will also be presenting works in the exhibit. His work connects traditional and digital elements, and spans small and large-scale sculpture, ironwork, furniture design, metalwork and jewelry. He speaks and exhibits internationally in 3D printing and laser scanning and digital production.

In the Studio Gallery, Caroline Huff presents “Lightscapes.” When Huff was a child, her painter father encouraged her to make art. She never had another ambition. Reflecting on her long career, Huff speaks with the same assurance she felt as a child, “Painting is what I do. It is my life.” She paints some figures, but landscapes are her forte. Her images may be of a lone figure sitting by the sea, sun-struck houses or a Southwestern chapel. Light is the common denominator in her work. Critics have praised Huff’s ability to use light to transmit the impact of a scene, emphasizing the bright whites of the buildings, stones of pastel blues and pinks.

A former art educator prior to her retirement, Huff attended school in Richmond, at what is now Virginia Commonwealth University, and eventually earned her master of arts degree at American University. She has lived in Maryland ,West Va. and in Santa Fe, N.M.She has had more than 50 shows throughout her career in New York City, Houston, Scottsdale, Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C., North Carolina and throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. Huff now lives full time in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Her work can be viewed on her Facebook page (carolinehuffart), on Instagram and on her website (www.carolinehuff.com).

All are welcome to the opening of these two shows. For more information, please visit chestertownriverarts.org or call RiverArts’ gallery 410-778-6300.



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