Andrea Ruedy Trimble Shows at McGuffey Art Center

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      Elizabeth Howard


      First Friday Opening Reception – March 3rd, 5:30-7:30PM
      Fine art, open studios, community, and meet the artists.

      March 1st  – April 2nd
      Andrea Ruedy Trimble
      Critical Lines

      Critical Lines explores connections between our natural and built environments and the potential for resiliency as cities and towns across the world confront the impacts of climate change. Ink and watercolor are drawn across landscapes and across time, from dense urban locations to small towns and from the coast to the mountains, in a time of transition and change due to sea level rise, flooding, rising temperatures, drought, and extreme storms.

      Across places as varied as Charlottesville, Smith Island, Avon, Denver, Vancouver, Rome, and Porto, and across time, physical lines are critical to infrastructure in the built environment – utility transmission lines, communication lines, train lines, lines to demarcate boundaries and streets. Lines are also critical to understanding data. Through graphs and diagrams, lines help us visually understand change over time. This work is influenced by travel to these locations- seeing the increase in vulnerabilities due to climate change in real-time, with further reading about the primary risks in each location and the potential for mitigation and adaptation in each place.

      Andrea Ruedy Trimble is an artist based in Charlottesville, Virginia who primarily works with ink and watercolor on paper. Her work explores connections between the built environment and the natural world, such as how nature intertwines with human-made infrastructure; how windows frame transitions between buildings and the earth, trees, water, and sky; and the effects of our changing climate on our urban and natural landscapes.

      Andrea’s work is influenced and informed by her degrees in architecture, historic preservation, and sustainability, and in her work as Sustainability Director at the University of Virginia. Andrea is particularly interested in the intersections of art and place – community-based art, art activism, and art education. She is co-leader of Draw Charlottesville, a collaborative art project that encourages people of all ages and levels of artistic ability to create sketches of places in Charlottesville that are meaningful to them.

      Andrea is a juried associate artist member of McGuffey Art Center, is on the Board of Directors of Second Street Gallery, and has shown her work in several regional galleries.

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