An opening reception will be held March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. to welcome the newest art exhibit to the Welborn Gallery at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit is entitled “Shibui,” a Japanese word describing the subjective sensation produced by simple beauty; the subtle or unobtrusive; to appreciate an experience or aesthetic based on its own character and virtue.
Through a melding of the Japanese notion of shibui — or the appreciation of the simplicity and character of elements and experiences, gastronomy, and Kazamir Malevich’s fabled Black Square, Georges le Chevallier’s Shibui series makes visual his desire to change human relations to technology. By making excess unnecessary and devoid of meaning, le Chevallier’s series showcases simplicity with an edge of wit and humor to make the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s Welborn Gallery walls vibrant with color and the shape of the square.
“The Welborn Gallery is pleased to offer on exhibit the thought provoking works of Georges le Chevallier,” said Jody Pounds, director of visual arts. “Join us for a cultural evening starting off with complimentary wine from Flint Hill Winery along with a gallery talk by Georges, ending with a Shibui themed dinner in the Third Branch Café (RSVP suggested) paired with live violin music by Susan Terry.”
The exhibition will be on display March 3 through April 29.
For more information, call the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center at 336-679-2941 or visit www.yadkinarts.org.
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