Artist Edwin Gil Invites Artists to “Paint the Town Green”

Through the Eye of Art: Green Marks Third Color in Four-Part Series
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July 12, 2012 - PRLog -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. (JULY 12, 2012) – Contemporary, conceptual artist, Edwin Gil, today announced his Through the Eye of Art: Green art exhibition for Friday, August 3 at Gil Gallery, 109 West Morehead Street, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The third in a four part series, this show highlights local artists and their interpretation of the color green via different artistic mediums. Gil’s first two events, Red and Blue, achieved widespread community recognition and drew more than 150 people at each show.

“These events are wonderful opportunities for local artists to gain more exposure and share their talents with the community,” says Ana Lucia Divins, Singer / Songwriter who participated in Red and Blue. “I’m thrilled to be a part of such a grassroots artistic endeavor that demonstrates how rich Charlotte’s art community is.”

“Edwin Gil’s talent, vision and willingness to help the community are evident by these types of shows,” says Jose Vazquez, a Charlotte poet, artist and photography. “I’m thrilled to once again participate and extend an invitation to artists and art lovers alike to check out Green. You don’t want to miss it!”

To participate, artists can submit the following information to by 5 p.m. on July 25, 2012 (art submissions after this time will not be accepted):

•   No more than a one-page artist statement and biography with headshot on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper using 12pt TIMES NEW ROMAN font (anything over one sheet will NOT be accepted).

•   No more than a one-page description of the artwork to be presented and the connection with the color green using 12pt TIMES NEW ROMAN font (anything over one sheet will NOT be accepted). For visual artists, attach a photo of your artwork to the email. Artwork from visual artists should not exceed 40” X 40”.

Types of art forms accepted include visual, photography, dance, music, theatre and poetry.  Artists can only submit one entry in one category. If an artist’s work sells during the event, Coffey & Thompson Gallery will receive a 30% commission. Gil Gallery does not receive a commission and is not associated with Coffey & Thompson’s commission structure.  

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About Edwin Gil: Born December 11, 1971 in Itagui, Colombia, Edwin Gil is a contemporary conceptual artist best known for his vibrant colors and proprietary paint technique used to achieve depth and movement in his works. Gil combines his post-graduate studies in Psychology, as well as knowledge gained by working with great Colombian artistic masters like Hector Favio Castaño and Jorge Botero Lujan, to find meaning in the ordinary. In doing so, he has developed three fundamentals for painting – for fun, for love, for life – that can be seen throughout his work. After moving to the U.S. in 2000 and a short stint in Miami, Gil established himself in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he became the principal focus of Hispanic art.
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