• Fri. Apr 23rd, 2021

Susans art at macarthur

Pop your head into the open entrance that directs your attention to a bunch of beautiful, one of a kind art.Though you may think the mall is only for shopping, there’s a bunch of unspoken events  around. 

The gallery where this particular artist held her show is where many local artists and schools demonstrate their artwork.  Susan Tolbert has been showing her art Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.Susan’s art is made from a number of collage techniques to formulate abstract paintings.  

Viewing the art is free and open to the public. Many events have been held at this gallery in Macarthur Mall,where a lot of artists have open galleries for their art work. The audience called her art “amusing yet relatable.” Many people have seen her previous art yet it has been said that her most recent work in the gallery is a lot more challenging. 

Each piece had a different combination of magazine collections that she underlies then uses the scrap paper to make oil. The process in which Susan goes through both throughout her art and the supplies gives off an environmentally-friendly, artistic edge.  Surprisingly, her art comes from the buckets of magazines she has rummaged through in the past 20 years. “I would like to think that the art itself gives you a colleague like urban energy, ” Erin Highsmith said. Susan will be presenting her art until Oct.1.

Valery Caraballo
vecaraballo@vwu.edu