Featured Artists' Show Opening Reception For Mark & Melissa Gates Is April 4 At Area 61 Gallery

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024
photo by Area 61 Gallery, Keeli Crewe
Area 61 Gallery is hosting an opening reception on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. for their latest Featured Artists' Show - "Perfect Pairing," the Art of Melissa and Mark Gates.

Melissa and Mark Gates travel extensively throughout the United States exhibiting and selling their work at juried art shows and festivals.

Area 61 Gallery Director Keeli Crewe said, "Their latest works, featuring some exciting new collaborations, will debut during this show in their hometown of Chattanooga, and will be on display and available for purchase at Area 61 Gallery through May 31."

Their collaborative pieces are described by the couple as "Two hearts finally creating as one, delivering lively pieces that juxtapose Mark's textural distortions with Melissa's steady-handed realism."

Meet Mark and Melissa during the opening reception Thursday.

Area 61 will also be open for their monthly "First Friday" open house this Friday from 6-8 p.m.
The monthly First Friday open house is a regular opportunity to see what's new in the gallery and mix and mingle with all of their 30 local artists.

Ms. Crewe adds that the featured artists and animal lovers, Melissa & Mark Gates, will be supporting the great work of The McKamey Animal Center at the MAC GALA annual fundraising event on Friday night and won't be able to attend the First Friday April gallery event.
photo by Area 61 Gallery, Keeli Crewe
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