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January in the Galleries: Works by K. Randall Wilcox, Ivy Pearl Kirby and Marilynn Derwenskus

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Splat, by Ivy Pearl Kirby
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Liberty, by K. Randall Wilcox
Frida, by K. Randall Wilcox

The Janet Levine March Gallery will feature the work of K. Randall Wilcox. Wilcox has worked professionally as a graphic designer for more than 20 years, however he found that his passion lies in the fine arts. His influences include great painters such as Rauschenberg, Warhol, and Pollock, as well as photographers Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Sudek and Brassai. After working as a photographer for over a decade, Wilcox began painting and exploring other types of mixed media expressions.  

Wilcox received his BA in Two-Dimensional Art from Cal State Northridge in 1991, and is owner and founder of Once Blind Studios, a boutique marketing firm specializing in graphic design, website development and commercial photography. This is his first show at the J Galleries. 

The JLMG2 Gallery will feature the work of Ivy Pearl Kirby. Kirby at five years old is the youngest solo artist to ever display work at the J Galleries. Her favorite medium is acrylic on canvas. Six of her paintings have been featured as "Artwork of the Day" on the website Kid Art Show. There are over 500 entries on this website at any given time. She loves making people happy with her art. Her inspiration and creativity comes from her love of nature and the outdoors. The colors found in rainbows, butterflies, and flowers feed her imagination. In her time as an artist, she has learned that art is not about perfection, and that there is beauty to be found in the imperfection of life. 

The Senior Lounge Art Gallery continues to show the art of Marilynn Derwenskus. 

The House gallery will feature the Under One Roof collaborative exhibit. 

The Art Reception will be Wednesday, January10th from 6 – 8pm. 

The Exhibition Dates are January 3rd -31st. 

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Attendees will need sign in at the front desk. For more information, contact the GJCC at 615.354-1699, Curator Carrie Mills at, or go to   

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