OUT OF THE CLASSROOM - tHE SOUL OF THE ARTIST: AUGUST 1-31, 2017

During the month of 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. This August, artists (and married couple) Alexandra and Jimi Whiteside are displaying a joint exhibit entitled “Out of the Classroom: The Soul of the Artist”.
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.”

The opening reception was held on August 4th, 2018 and the closing reception was held on August 31st, 2018. At both receptions, Alex & Jimi raffled off a piece of artwork. The proceeds were donated to the arts education at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. To view the full album of photos, click here!