Louisville, KY April 2017 E&S Gallery, Inc. has finalized its’ 2017 Derby Art Gala (The Gala) and is pleased to present internationally renowned jazz musician Marion Meadows as the featured artist, and in his first one man show exhibition in the state of Kentucky. “I’ve played in the state many times. I appreciate the love I get from fans in Kentucky and I’m thrilled to be able to show my music fans my artistic side,” Meadows said.
The Gala takes place Friday, May 5th at the gallery located at 108 S. 10th St., in downtown Louisville near the corner of Main St. and begins at 10 am with a “Collectors Preview & Sale ” from 10 am to 3 pm. The Meet The Artist reception with Marion Meadows takes place from 3 pm to 6 pm. Attendees will get to mix and mingle with Meadows while enhancing their art collections. According to E&S Founder, Walter Shannon, “We’ve enjoyed the music of Marion for many years, but had no idea he was also an artist. When we saw his art we were totally blown away, and now we look forward to introducing other art lovers and collectors to the art of Marion Meadows.”
Meadow’s love of visual art started when he was a young boy growing up in Stamford, CT. His mom bought him a paint set and he started dabbling in oil. He later took up photography as a hobby and eventually would go on to study graphic design all while studying to be a professional musician.
Meadows often credits his fascination with the universe as being the fuel that stokes his imagination. He now spends his time creating mixed media art comprised of his own photography and graphic manipulation.
The Gala was first held in 1998, and has featured prominent African American artists including Paul Goodnight, Charles Bibbs, Ed Hamilton, and an historic exhibition with the iconic artist, educator, sculptor, and master print maker, Elizabeth Catlett. E&S Gallery patrons and clients from across the state and the country attend the event each year to meet and purchase fine art works from their favorite artist each year.
The event is free and open to the public. Rsvp by calling (502) 568-2005. Visit E&S Gallery online at www.EandSGallery.com