Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery

2000 South 39th Street

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

314-773-3935

Open by appointment






andrea hughes, yemane hughes & doretha washington: trio

March 4 to April 1, 2023

Andrea Hughes - at Cathy Gregory

Andrea Hughes, Ghanian Promise, acrylic on canvas, 28" x 40"

Doretha Washington - at Cathy Gregory

Doretha Washington, untitled, kiln-fired fused glass

Yemane Hughes - at Cathy Gregory

Yemane Hughes, untitled, pen-and-ink drawing

Doretha Washington - at Cathy Gregory

Doretha Washington, untitled, kiln-fired fused glass

Andrea Hughes - at Cathy Gregory

Andrea Hughes, Womanist, collage mixed media, 36" x 49"

Doretha Washington - at Cathy Gregory

Doretha Washington, untitled, kiln-fired fused glass

Yemane Hughes - at Cathy Gregory

Yemane Hughes, untitled, pen-and-ink drawing

Yemane Hughes - at Cathy Gregory

Doretha Washington, untitled, kiln-fired fused glass

Andrea Hughes - at Cathy Gregory

Andrea Hughes, Diaspora Kween, acrylic on canvas with mixed media, 40" x 60"

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Ghanaian Promise, oil on canvas, 28" x 40", $1,800

ANDREA HUGHES, a self-taught career artist, is the curator and director of the 14th Street Artist Community and the Zuka Art Guild president. A resident of the Old North St. Louis Community, she has traveled extensively, and recent visits to India and Ghana have significantly impacted her recent works. In 2007, Andrea was one of 16 selected to join the Community Arts Training (CAT) program. There, she connected with other creators who shared her passion for enriching communities with art. The group painted neighborhood doors, fences, and businesses in the “Doors of Old North St. Louis” project; a collection meant to convey messages of peace and unity. Another mural, “We Are The Flowers Of One Garden,” was a visual cornerstone of the area’s revitalization efforts. She facilitates and instructs virtual art classes for senior citizens with Peace Weaving Wholeness. Works by Zuka Art Guild members have been recognized by the city and are displayed in the Civil Courts Building. Andrea’s pieces are also displayed in residential and commercial buildings across the area. She was chosen “Community Impact Artist of 2022” by The St. Louis Visionary Awards, an organization that celebrates the many contributions and achievements of women who are devoted to the arts in our region.

Statement: By the “In Six Words Or Less” statements, her motto is “Born an artist, draws upon life!” The “process” of creating art is just as necessary, if not more important, than the end result of a finished product.

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untitled, kiln-fired fused glass

DORETHA WASHINGTON’s love of blown glass led to the discovery of kiln-fired fused glass. Following a brief introductory class for creating fused glass, she began a self-taught journey. Her knowledge and skill increased through participating in workshops and constantly experimenting with new techniques. During the last fifteen years, there have been numerous gallery art shows and the opportunity to share her passion for glass art through teaching.

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untitled, pen-and-ink drawing

YEMANE HUGHES was born and raised in St. Louis, Yemane comes from a family of talented visual artists, all of which work in various media. His work focuses on pen-and-ink drawings for illustrations and cityscapes that come directly from his imagination. Whenever beginning the process of starting a new piece, Yemane tries to challenge himself in seeing how much detail he can have in one little area and keep building up from there until nearly completing the entire page.

 

 

 

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