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Exhibition Schedule

2017 Exhibitions

October

Featuring Wayne Russell
All Members Exhibition

October 3 - October 30

Opening Reception
First Friday, October 6

November

Featuring Casey Shaw
All Members Exhibition

November 1- November27

Opening Reception
First Friday, November 3

 

2018 Exhibitions

January

All Members Exhibition

January 2 - 29

Opening Reception
First Friday, January 5

February

All Members Exhibition

January 30 - February 26

Opening Reception
First Friday, February 2

March

Featuring Adam DeSio
All Members Exhibition

February 27 - April 2

Opening Reception
First Friday, March 2

April

Featuring Tammy Hedge
All Members Exhibition

April 3 - 30

Opening Reception
First Friday, April 6

 

 

October 2017
"Wayne’s World"
by Wayne Russell

Opening Reception • Friday, October 6, 6-9 pm.
Show Runs Through October 30, 2017

 



Just in time for Halloween, portraits of pop icons and fictitious characters will cover the featured show walls in Art First Gallery in downtown Fredericksburg. With a nod to television's influence on his artistic direction, artist Wayne Russell named his show after Saturday Night Live’s “oddball rocker” skits.

Growing up as an only child may be part of the reason that Russell creates a world with imaginary and larger-than-life characters. Growing up near the intersection of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River provided more subjects, including boats and sea life.

A forty year Fredericksburg resident, Russell shows his oil and acrylic paintings, as well as photographs and silk screens, in Fredericksburg and Southern Maryland galleries, restaurants and stores. Last year, he began sponsoring a semiannual art event, the Kingston Creek Art Fest, at his boyhood home in California, Maryland. Recognized artists Eduardo King, N.D. Jones and Wegman Metal Arts of Fredericksburg, Mary Lou Troutman of Southern Maryland, and others, have participated.

After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Math and a Masters in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, Russell spent many years as a computer scientist and network designer. The time for the art that had engaged him since childhood was very limited. However, seven years ago he picked up his brushes, attended art workshops and began taking commissions. He credits a fascination for precision for the unlikely switch from computer networks and programming to portraiture.

More of Russell’s work can be seen on his website at www.waynerussell711.com.

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell

Wayne Russell