Apr 16-May 28
Oxford Arts Alliance
38 S Third St
Oxford, PA 19363
The Oxford Arts Alliance re-opens for in-person art exhibitions on April 16, 2021 with a three-day art sale of C.X. Carlson and Luigi Rist. C.X. Carlson (1902 – 1991) studied commercial art at Crane College in Illinois and then attended the Chicago Institute of Art. His final education came from The New York City’s Art Student’s League. He worked in NYC for a while as a staff writer on a wartime newspaper and later worked for the state department and was involved in producing The Good Neighbor Policy, for which he did 750 paintings, many of which are his best. He and his wife settled in Lancaster, PA in 1947 which went on to inspire him for decades. He established the Octoraro Art Association (Oxford, PA) in 1948. Luigi Rist (1888-1959) was an American Printmaker whose unique contribution to printmaking lay in combining traditional Japanese woodcut methods with his own unique Yankee ingenuity. During his later life he attained an enviable reputation, winning prizes in major print shows and having the pleasure of seeing his prints added to the permanent collections of such major American institutions as the Butler Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The Oxford Arts Alliance will be lined with each artist’s one-of-a-kind and historic artwork for sale on April 16th from 4-8 pm, April 17th from 10-2 pm, and April 18th from 10-2 pm. The art exhibition of C.X. Carlson and Luigi Rist will be available to view until May 7th, 2021.
Our art exhibition in May features a solo exhibition titled “Between Night and Day” by Francine Renée Schneider. Francine Renée has an amazing story of overcoming a severe multiple sclerosis attack that hindered her from creating artwork. After physical therapy, two Master’s Degrees in Psychology and Social Work, a private practice for psychotherapy and an almost 30 year absence – she returned to painting. She reinvented herself at the age of 60, attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA and dedicated herself to her art. Francine Renée’s work is held in private art collections in Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Augusta, Atlanta, and others. Her solo exhibition opens on Friday, May 14th, from 4-8 pm. Her exhibition aligns with the Chester County Studio Tour which takes place on Saturday, May 15th, from 10-6 pm and Sunday, May 16th, from 11-5 pm. The gallery will be open for the Chester County Studio Tour and we encourage everyone to stop in and see Francine Renée’s beautiful, scenic paintings. “Between Night and Day” will be available to view until May 28th, 2021.