Visitors to the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center can now expect to find more than beer and peanuts in the lounge.
Twenty-two artworks are now on the walls of this special community space, and today, July 10, from 5-8 PM, members of the public can join a reception for the paintings where they can sip wine and ask questions of the painter, Malvern artist Law Blank.
It’s all part of a new series Uptown! is calling “The Artist’s Perspective.”
Blank’s unusual inclusion of his own children in his art made it highly recommended for the inaugural event. This personal approach to his work made Blank’s paintings a good fit for display during the summer, when the Uptown! hosts scores of children for summer camps.
“(Law’s paintings) speak directly to children, as well as adults,” said Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Executive Director Catherine Friedman. “It’s an extraordinary artist who can manage that.”
Blank, 50, says the paintings on display are taken from three different series he began painting in 2016, and they mark a new phase in his long career, which extends back to the 1980s.
“I am finally at the point in my career where I am truly satisfied with the work I am producing because I have no expectations, just the unbridled excitement of creating,” he said. “I like to think of my work as an elaborate family photo album that captures all my grainy candids, in all their imperfect glory.”
RSVP here. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.