“Science Teacher,” the “arresting portrait” painted by Peter Perlegas, is the First Place winner in “Spring Into Art,” the curated exhibit at Charlotte Art League in April 2014.

Said show curator Carla Hanzal, “Perlegas’s arresting portrait provides a hyper-real investigation of an individual, which richly conveys the intensity of the subject’s personality.”

Placing second is “Christmas Tree Lot” by Paul Keysar. Said Hanzal, “Keysar’s melancholic winter scene is beautifully rendered to convey the quietness, and perhaps hopefulness, of a specific observation.”

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Third place was awarded to the sculpture “Mother,” by Linda Vista. “This sculptural shrine to our origins may be interpreted literally or figuratively,” said Hanzal. “The juxtaposition of crafted and found materials meld to create an engaging wall relief.”

"Mother," a sculpture by Linda Vista, placed third in "Spring Into Art," the April 2014 curated show at Charlotte Art League.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Abagail Scheer for her textile “The River,” Renee Mathews for her porcelain teapot “Curvy Girl,” and Martyn Bouskila for the layered painting “Instant Gratification.”

“This show reflects the wide range of pursuits by artists who use a variety of media and approaches to convey the broad range of human creativity in ideas,” said Hanzal. “I remain impressed with the depth and breadth of the submissions.”

The winning art – along with many other works chosen for the exhibit – can be seen at Charlotte Art League this month.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; movie starts at 7. BYO snacks and drinks.
Movies are free (spare change appreciated) and open to the public ages 18 and up.
Info: 704.376.ARTS; cal@charlotteartleague.org

Upcoming Features

April 26 – “Painters Painting” (Documentary, 1973). The history of the New York Art Scene from 1940-1970, focusing on art movements from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Features interviews with Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Rated G; 116 mins.
May 17 – “Basquiat” (Biography/Drama,1996) The story of young artist Jean- Michel Basquiat, who rose from a homeless New York street artist to a star in Andy Warhol’s art world. But with success came the loss of friendship, love, and eventually, his life. Rated R; 108 mins.
May 31 – “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle” (Biography/Drama, 1994) The story of humorist Dorothy Parker and her recollections of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, a group of New York writers who met daily during the 1920s, and as a result changed the face of American humor. Rated R; 125 mins.