Welcome to another "Artistic License" at Brian Scott Gallery, to be held on the Fourth Friday of each month (except for May when the Azalea Festival is on the fourth Friday and Artistic License will be held the fifth Friday). Hostess Angela Ewing asked the audience, "Are we born artistically inclined? Do we inherit artistic tendencies? Do we acquire artistic skills? Can we learn artistic skills?" The correct answer came immediately - "All of the above."
Brindell Stubbs was inspired by one of Sandy Bonney's pastels called "Grandmother's Hands". You can see a series of hands by Sandy Bonney at Signatures/Brian Scott Gallery. Brindell read a moving piece she wrote about her last visit to her grandmother and holding her grandmother's hands for the final time.
Ann Boulley read an article, an essay, and a poem, all reflecting what she feels when she looks at this whimsical, mermaid in a bathtub with a glass of wine and a fat cat; an acrylic painting by Christina Olsen.
The next "Artistic License" at Brian Scott Gallery will be held on Friday, May 31, from 5 to 6 pm.