Since its opening in 2016, the Messinger Gallery at the Boulder JCC has been a coveted exhibition space for artistic mediums of all forms. The Boulder JCC building itself, designed with high ceilings, natural light, and award-winning architecture, is a natural complement to the sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings, encaustic paintings, and photography from a diverse and impressive roster of local and global artists that have been on view in the space. The gallery has been instrumental in bringing the community together, exposing thousands of visitors of every age to art.
After a more than two-year absence of gallery openings due to the pandemic, the Boulder JCC is thrilled to be hosting a reception and artist talk on March 31 to welcome a new exhibition into the space. This time though, there is an added element of excitement as we will be presenting the work of Alice Messinger for the first time in the gallery she worked tirelessly to help create.
Alice’s work is constructed from an abstract vocabulary inspired by the natural world in which she lives. Through the observance of nature’s colors, forms, and textures, she expresses her personal interpretation. The kinesthetic language of her brush or palette knife strokes and color variations reflects her mood and temperament at the time of painting. The organic process of painting is informed by subconscious thoughts and moods and sheds light on her current perspective. For Alice, making art is a journey to understand the external natural world and the many ways in which it is internalized and interpreted.
Alice received her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from Parsons School of Design, a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street School in New York City, and has taken part in additional studies at The Art Students League of New York, the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Art Center Highland Park, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO, as well as various Plein air classes. Ever-changing and creative, she is not just a studio artist, but also a teacher, curator, and collector. Her commitment to the Boulder JCC extends beyond the Messinger Gallery, as she shares her skills with the community at monthly watercolor workshops.
We hope that you will join us on March 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. There will be light food and refreshments, live music, and a talk from Alice at 6:30 pm. This is a free event in collaboration with Boulder Arts Week 2022.