Tom Acosta Opening Exhibit at GBHA

On Saturday, August 31, the House of Art will be hosting the Opening Exhibit of West Virginia artist, Tom Acosta.  Acosta paints with purpose, depicting contemporary social realities and everyday activities of ordinary people.  The perfection he demands of himself and his finished pieces make it evident that his artistic endeavors are much more than a way to make a living.  His work is divided into two categories:  reality and fantasy allegorical.

Aside from work in the permanent collection at the Butler Institute, Tom has exhibited at the Clay Center, Tamarack, and the Gertrude Smith House in Mt. Airy, NC.  His work evokes the regionalistic style of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.  Curator Barbara Moore told him, “Your work is dark like Andrew’s, but your palette is light like Jamie’s.”  Acosta is represented at the Barbara Moore Gallery in Chadd’s Ford, PA, and the Cooper Gallery in Lewisburg, WV among others.

Take this opportunity to see the work of a great American artist who is also a native West Virginian.  The Opening Reception will be Saturday, Aug. 31 from 6PM to 8PM at the House of Art at 300 Ramsey St, Bluefield, WV.  The artist will be on hand to greet you and talk about his work as a professional artist living in West Virginia.


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