Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Hosts OVER THE RAINBOW Virtual Artist Talk with Gail Shaw-Clemons

By East City Art Editorial Team on June 12, 2023

Photo of gallery wall with Gail Shaw-Clemons’ work. Photo credit: Stereovision Photography
Talk: Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm

Must RSVP:

Listen to Gail discuss her work in OVER THE RAINBOW: COLOR, VALUE, AND FORM.

Moderated by Pyramid Artistic Director Gretchen via Zoom, Gail will discuss her process for creating the pieces in the current exhibition at Pyramid – Over the Rainbow: Color, Value, and Form.

Over the Rainbow: Color, Value, and Form
In the Helen C. Frederick Gallery
May 20, 2023 – June 25, 2023

Excerpt from Gail’s artist statement:
“Rainbows are a sign of hope, new beginnings and transformation […] This body of work began here at Pyramid Atlantic once they opened from the Covid-19 shutdown. Working with the color rainbow roll technique became a healing and rejuvenating process that presented a needed distraction from the horrors of Covid, Black Lives Matter, and the political unrest. […] This series represents the fact that beauty can be created in response and in spite of trauma, disappointment, fear and bewilderment.” —Gail Shaw-Clemons

Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.

This exhibition is made possible in part through support from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, and the Maryland Department of Commerce.