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Capitol Contemporary Gallery is a diverse group of talented artists offering exceptional works in painting, multi media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and furniture.

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June Show
Desert Blooms &
Be Still, Then Rise

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Desert Blooms, a show of new paintings by Karen Eastman and Be Still, Then Rise, paintings by Betsie Richardson. The pandemic has brought the idea of “resilience” to the forefront of Eastman's mind. This resilience mirrors the desert landscape, particularly

the succulents and cactus. She marvels at the plant’s ability to adapt and survive under intense heat with

little water. Betsie Richardson resurfaces after an isolating pandemic to present new oil paintings that remind us of our humanity and the rejuvenating power of nature. We are also featuring handmade tagua jewelry by Karen Klinefelter. The artists will be in attendance on First Thursday on First June 3rd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through June 29th.

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May Show
Birds & Bare Branches

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces a new show, Birds and Bare Branches, a show of new acrylic paintings by Anne Peterson and encaustic work by Connie Wood. We will also feature furniture designed by Derek Hurd. Anne Peterson

loves branch patterns, light working its way through the branches, and the negative space. This new body of work has been informed by quotes about trees and her favorite book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. During the pandemic 

Connie began identifying various species in her backyard—creatures that formerly fell under the umbrella of bird. Casual observation led to study, then to tracking migrations, close-up examination of individuals through the camera lens, and eventually to paintings. Birds and Bare Branches is free, open to the public, and runs through May 31st.

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April Show
Horses and Hills & Summer

We are pleased to announce two new exhibitions for the month of April, Horses and Hills, a show of recent work by painter Linda Williams and Summer, by artist Judith Lombardi. We will also feature sculpture by ceramic artist Sue Rooke. The gallery will host an Open House from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on First Thursday, April 1st. The show is free, open to the public, and closes on April 30th. 

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March Show
Still Lives

Capitol Contemporary Gallery presents Still Lives, a show of new work by painter Richard Young and painter/sculptor John Taye. The gallery will host an Open House from 3 to 7 PM on First Thursday, March 4th. Richard Young creates paintings on wood using water-soluble oil paint. Working solely from his imagination, his compositions explore a variety of issues through a blend of abstraction and representation. Taye draws inspiration from a number of artists and periods, from Dutch still life and landscape painting through French Impressionism. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through March 30th.