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‘Moment in Time’ exhibit showcases ‘hot wax’ art

Matthew Alford OW Contributor | 7/13/2018, midnight
New artwork using an encaustic art method, also known as hot wax painting, will soon grace the..
Santa Clarita City Hall

New artwork using an encaustic art method, also known as hot wax painting, will soon grace the walls of the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.

The new exhibit, called “A Moment in Time,” will be on display from July 17 through Nov. 14. The exhibit features artwork of varied styles including conceptual art, abstract painting, mixed media and photography. The community is invited to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, at a free art reception on Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at city hall. Light refreshments will be served, there will be entertainment, and visitors can meet and speak with the artists.

This exhibit examines “A Moment in Time,” as expressed through the ancient medium of encaustic. Unlike other painting media, encaustic begins in a molten phase and becomes solid. The artists only have a few seconds to move the brush from palette to panel before the wax becomes unworkable. Heat is used to manipulate the paint and wax. Once solid, it has unusual light reflection qualities that can be seen throughout the layers of paint. The works exhibited will explore the concept of time through their process or through their subject matter. 

For more information regarding the art exhibit, contact Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com or call (661) 250-3779. For details regarding other Santa Clarita-sponsored art exhibits, visit SantaClaritaArts.com.