Stephen Locke’s storm cinematography has been featured in popular music videos including most recently Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” He is a filmmaker, photographer and painter who explores the dramatic and mundane with equal exuberance. A variety of his photographic images and paintings will be on exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., beginning with an opening reception Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m.
“Making visual art immerses me in the world,” he said. “Through painting and film I explore the fathomless experience of being alive. I want to show you the beauty I’ve found!”
Joining Locke in the new exhibit, “In This Moment,” is fine art artist Elisabeth Owens, whose ceramics reflect her passion and love for the arts and crafts period of the early 20th century. Owens’ artistic process includes throwing each pot, hand decorating original designs, using a unique glaze and hand painting under-glazed details before high firing.
“I’ve come to love the uniqueness of the high fired look and how I never know exactly what may happen inside each kiln load,” Owens said. “My greatest goal in my art is to glorify my Creator by reflecting the art and lines found within nature.”
The opening reception for “In This Moment” featuring talks by Locke and Owens will include music by pianist Emily Alumbaugh.
Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Carriage Factory Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about classes and exhibits, call 316-284-2749 or visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com