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Closing Reception - Out of the Classroom: The Soul of the Artist

Join us for the closing reception of this incredible exhibit. This event is free and open to the public. Every August, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts the “Out of the Classroom” exhibit which is exclusively comprised of works by an artist (or group of artists) who teaches. For the 2018 exhibit, we featured a joint displaying of married couple, James and Alexandra Whiteside.
Alex Whiteside paints mostly abstracts while Jimi Whitside creates images that help him to articulate his unique point of view as an autistic artist.In the words of Alex Whiteside, “Jimi paints realistic and surrealistic themes and I paint mainly nonrepresentational abstracts, but the common thread between the two of us is the interpretation of emotion, nostalgia and memories, and the creativity that comes from the soul.”

Alexandra and Jimi Whiteside have graciously decided to hold a raffle! The prize is a 5" x 7" piece made specifically for the closing reception. If you would like to enter, please submit a donation of any amount on the Eventbrite page or at the reception. All proceeds will go to continuing the arts programming at Downing-Gross.