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Callao artist Pamela Bowers is back at RWC

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Back by popular demand, Callao resident Pamela Bowers will once again display her artwork at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury this fall. She has been a regular exhibitor at RWC over the years, and 2018 marks her 14th year of teaching art classes here as well.  “It’s a lot of fun,” Bowers said of her repeat performance. “I enjoy the people there. I love the place.” For her show in September, Bowers will be exploring various techniques using mixed media.  “I’m still doing watercolor,” she said. “That’s something I’ll always do. But I’ve also gotten into something called acrylic pouring and monoprints with mixed media.” A monoprint uses printing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind painting. The artist applies different colors on a surface, then puts the printing surface on top. “You can pull the print away from the paint surface and get an interesting effect, then you can pull it again, and get another effect,” Bowers said. “The colors mix on their own. I really enjoy the immediacy of doing it this way.”   Bowers will have about 30 pieces on display, mostly smaller artwork, but she will also have larger pieces – including some 16” x 20” works. There will be watercolors and acrylics; the majority of the art on display will be abstract. “Abstracts are really fun for me,” she said. “The end result of what you see is really up to the viewer. You might prefer the painting to be upside down. You can tell by my titles what I see in these abstract paintings.” Residents and community members are invited to view Bowers’ art exhibition from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily throughout September in RWC’s Gallery Hall.