310 S. Laura
Featured Artists: Engy AlGarf & Alexandria Olthoff
Exhibition Hours: 6:00-10:00pm
Title of Exhibition: Art House 310 First Friday – Engy AlGarf & Alexandria Olthoff
This event is free to attend and open to the public.
Art House 310 is located at 310 S. Laura. Two blocks SE of Douglas & Washington in downtown Wichita.
My work is first and foremost figurative studies. It’s what I like to paint, my biggest challenge and my greatest payoff. I wish to ignite a sense of joy, I create paintings that reflect the people and moments that touch my life. I allow imagination and emotion to commingle into memorable creations.
My work is a collection of memories, philosophies and experiences.
Oil is my favorite medium with a preference for strong brushwork and a vibrant color palette, governed by a mood or a story that I am trying to relay through my paintings. Inspiration comes from fusing both renaissance art and expressionism, which allow me to create atmospheric portraits, revealing their quiet strength as well as their physical beauty.
See more of Engy’s work online at http://engyalgarf.com/ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/engyalgarf.art or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/engyalgarf.art/
I am an artist, not a writer.
Color from a brush flows more easily than words from a pen – even in drafting a bio.
I create because it makes me feel whole – and I enjoy the challenge.
I am constantly learning & trying new things.
Sometimes I hit a wall, and sometimes I get lost for hours or days in the work.
My art will never reach a certain point or goal because, much like my life, it is a journey of growth, healing, and an absolute love for animals.
I do not name or frame most of my work because honestly, it is not mine.
I made it for you.
What would you name it?
What frame would you put around it, if any at all?
I did not make hundreds of pieces over the years for myself, so please enjoy them as if they were your own, because they are.
Through the gift of art may you also find…
Growth in your journey.
Healing in your soul,
and some joy in the creatures of the world.
See more of Alexandria’s work on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlikatArtBiz or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alikatart7/
Full Exhibition: May 6-22, 2022