Dry Whet Paint Show at RAG; opening reception is Saturday

Roxbury — For the second time, artists who participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Whet Paint fund-raiser, are being given an exhibition of work done in their studios at perhaps a more leisurely pace. Dry Whet Paint will include works by some 40 area artists and will be on exhibit in both the Walt Meade Gallery and the Old Bank Gallery from September 12 to October 9. An opening reception in both spaces will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Nat Thomas, who will participate in both Whet and Dry Whet Paint, says that Whet Paint is an event that challenges and stretches artists to conceptualize and complete works of art in a very short period of time. The resulting work, he says, is fresh and spontaneous, but most of all participating in Whet Paint is a way to bring the artist community together to share in an exhilarating and supportive event. “Most of us take considerably longer than a day to create our art,” he says. Dry Whet Paint gives the artist and the public a chance to see participating artists’ more considered and completed work. Since Dry Whet Paint will open a week following Whet Paint, it offers viewers a unique insight into the minds and souls of artists.
The RAG galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.