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August 1 – 31, 2015, 10 am -9 pm Mon – Sat., noon – 6 pm Sun.

Persons of Interest: an exhibit by sculptor Claire Courpron and oil painter Marcia Klioze

In August, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Persons of Interest, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the feminine sculptures of Claire Courpron and the figurative and portrait paintings of Marcia Klioze in this collaboration showcasing the strength and style of Persons of Interest.

Claire Courpron renders elegant sculptures of women using repurposed cloth materials over wire armatures. Discarded t-shirts are hand-dyed, becoming the metallic-toned figures along with their richly colored garments. In a seemingly unending variety of themes reflective of their many strengths and versatility, from dancers to archers to mothers, women are lovingly portrayed and honored by Claire’s work.

“My strength and my passion have always been in my ability to capture a person’s likeness, as well as their personality, or essence,” says Marcia Klioze in regard to her oil paintings. Marcia works in a representational style, allowing the brush strokes and color palette to play a major role in each piece. Marcia is fascinated by the human condition, and strives to go beyond the physical to discover what makes each person tick.

Meet Claire, Marcia, and other gallery artists, enjoy light fare and wine at the Gallery Reception on Saturday, August 22nd from 5-8 pm.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175 http://www.artsinthevillage.com