Galactic Panther Art Gallery Opens New Art Exhibit For Fall

Presence, at the Galactic Panther gallery, Sept. 24, 2022. 6 p.m. 1303 King St.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Saturday, September 24 from 6-10 p.m., Galactic Panther Gallery (1303 King St) is delighted to host an opening reception for its latest exhibition entitled “PRESENCE: Paintings, Prints and Pastels by Visionary International Artists”.

Galactic Panther curator and co-owner Eli Pollard says: “In bringing this exhibit together, a range of themes emerged: the presence of the human form, the presence of energy from beyond the veil, and the presence of curiosity and cultural exploration.

Artwork by Peter Larsen

Artist Ravi Zupa sees books as the best way to experience art. He spent decades studying books on art, mythology, religion, and the history of cultures across geography and time. Entirely self-taught, Zupa looks to the works of German Renaissance printmakers, Flemish Primitives, Abstract Expressionists, Japanese woodblock printmakers and Mughal painters for inspiration. He also frequently incorporated religious iconography from Europe, Asia, and pre-Columbian Latin America into revolutionary propaganda around the world.

Meep (Kophie Hulsbosch) is an artist based in Christchurch, New Zealand whose work spans a wide range of fields including graphic design, illustration, painting, graffiti and clothing design. This production is strongly influenced by hip hop culture, popular art and the question of sustainability. A central intention in his work is the disruption of the status quo, reflected in his graffiti and clothing brand.

Artwork by Ravi Pupa

The opening, which will be hosted locally and will feature live music, is free and open to the public. With over 50 local, national and international contemporary visionary artists, it’s a great opportunity to stop and pick up a fun gift, grab a snack and dance!

Other upcoming events in Galactic Panther include:

Panther Party art workshops every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Comedy every Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 p.m.

Artwork by Peter Larsen

From day one, a portion of all Galactic Panther sales have supported non-profit organizations that provide food security to those in need.

Galactic Panther is open Thursday/Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and by appointment. Please follow Galactic Panther on Facebook, Instagram and our website for more updates and information.

For more information, please contact Eli Pollard: [email protected]

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