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“Abstract Dervishes Et Al” Art Show by Artist EP Chiles opens in The Woodlands

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The Woodlands Art Gallery and Studios hosted an Opening Reception for “Abstract Dervishes Et Al” Art Show by Artist Emily P. Chiles on Thursday, August 18. The opening reception included refreshments and a talk from EP Chiles. The art show will be open until October 14, 2022.

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Artist Emily P. Chiles has always been involved with the arts, but it wasn’t until later in life that she found her passion for painting. Initially she studied theater at Skidmore College, and one can see the influence it has on her painting. From her landscapes to abstracts, there is a theatricality in the way she moves paint on the canvas. Her loose brush strokes express a range of emotions that is ultimately up to the viewer to interpret.

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The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios offers original fine art from regional artists and guests share it is more “like a home in the woods rather than a cavernous art gallery” – in fact most of the furniture is from the gallery owner’s previous home.  Artist and Owner Emily Chiles Startz moved to the “Best Town to Live In,” The Woodlands, Texas, and opened The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios in December 2021. Emily also has her art studio in the gallery where she creates abstracts, landscapes, and portraits. The gallery sells art from featured artists, displays art on a consignment basis from local artists and works of art from their art-loving neighbors, and sell used books in their Reading Room. The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios is open Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and is closed Sunday and Monday.

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