Her Asian-inspired luminous works incorporate collage and found objects. Come and see these unique pieces and meet the artist at the opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. on the First Friday, July 6, at the gallery.
“The eye of the artist sees differently. It breaks through the surface and sees into the inner nature of things,” is Langston’s perspective. “The freedom to experiment eliminates my inhibitions and therefore welcomes creativity! My abstracts are a place where my imagination can express itself,” she said.
What she said she loves about abstracts is how each viewer sees something different, something that has meaning for them, which is very rewarding to the artist.
Langston’s love for the arts began at an early age when she used her mother’s oil paints. She majored in Fine Art at Cumberland College in Lebanon, on an art scholarship and studied commercial and fine art at Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She paints abstracts, landscapes and portraits in various mediums. Her work has been shown in more than 40 art exhibitions.
She is a past member of the Civic Arts League and Tennessee Watercolor Society, a current member of the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), and is on the board for the Public Art Committee in Chattanooga, and the chair for the ArtsReach program, a partnership with Allied Arts and Friends of East Brainerd.
gLangston is the art instructor at East Ridge Elementary, and she and her husband own Art House Gallery and Langston Photography.
In-Town Gallery, founded in 1974, is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the nation. It presents the original work of more than 30 regional studio artists. It is ocated at 26A Frazier Avenue, between the Market Street and Walnut Street bridges, adjacent to Coolidge Park on the trendy “Hip to Historical” North Shore of the Tennessee River. For more information, call 423-267-9214, or visit www.intowngallery.com or www.facebook.com.intowngallery.