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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

True Colors - featuring Charlie Katzenbach and Alla Podolsky

"True Colors"
featuring Charlie Katzenbach and Alla Podolsky
July 4 - August 4, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, July 6, 5-9 pm
Closing reception: Sunday, August 4, 4-6 pm

"Artists are storytellers. And colors are our words." Those are the words of painter Alla Podolsky. She and Charlie Katzenbach have more than a few stories to share. Many will be on display in "True Colors," Katzenbach's and Podolsky's joint show running Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, August 4.

"Color is a universal thing," says Podolsky. "At the same time, it's incredibly personal. We have such visceral reactions to colors. We love some, we hate others. To an artist, color is a language. It's how we communicate. It's how we compose. It's how we translate. It's what connects all artists, no matter what the medium, or style, or form."

Katzenbach seems to chase the rainbow for this show. She paints boldly with the primary colors on glass planes in various geometric designs often reminiscent of Amish quilts. "I've been painting the spectrum for some time," Katzenbach says. "I try to capture the brilliant colors that I see as the crystals in my studio window break the light into its components. There is an exuberant joy in the cascade of colors that make up the rainbow. It is also a cultural and political symbol celebrating unity despite diversity for both the civil right and GLBT movement. As a person affected by both this means much to me."

The Trevor Project to Benefit
Katzenbach and Podolsky will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of their work to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, July 6, from 5 to 9 pm. The artists will also host a closing reception from 4 to 6 pm on August 4. All are welcome!

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