ART EVENTS: Beyond the West

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Jacksonville, FL

Group Show

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER

A group show opens this month at Corse Gallery &f Atelier. This invitational show, titled Breaking the Rules, features a variety of artwork from both local and national artists including mixed-media assemblages, abstract paintings, and clay sculpture. Gallery director Eileen Corse says, "Our show promises to be one of the most interesting and diverse shows we've had thus far, The artists are all unique and their works differ greatly. To see such diversity in one setting is exciting." Participating artists include Cookie Davis, Mary Doppel, Christina Foard, Deannc Kellog, Martha Lenr, Beth Myers, Sherry O'Neil, and Carol Winner. Meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, January 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. The show comes to a close on February 4th. For more information: 904.388.8205 or www.corse galleryatelier.com .

Naples, FL

Andre Kohn Show

SHAW GALLERY

More than 25 paintings created by Andre Kohn over the past two years make their debut on January 21 at Shaw Gallery. Coilectors can see paintings and drawings inspired by Kohn's recent travels Co Paris, California's Napa Valley, and Russia. "When 1 was in Moscow, I studied how to paint landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits. I chose to focus on the human figure because 1 believed it was the most challenging of all. In its essence, the human figure is the most simple and complex living iorm," says the California-based artist. Meet him at an opening reception on Friday, January 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. His works are on display until February 4. For more information: 239.261.7828 or www.shawgallery.com.

Washington, DC

R.C. Gorman Exhibit

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

Navajo artist R.C. Gorman (1931-2005) made an enormous impact on the contemporary Native American art scene with his stylized portrayals of strong Navajo women. He created artworks in oil, acrylic, pastel, stone lithography, ceramics, cast paper, and bronze- ? new exhibition this month at the National Museum of the American Indian showcases drawings and lithographs Gorman produced from 1966 to 1974. The exhibition includes a rare self-portrait of the artist, a series of prints based on Navajo weaving designs, and nude drawings. The works are on view from January 13 to May I. For more information: 202.633.1000 or www.nmai.si.edu.

Charleston, SC

Small Works Show

ELLA WALTON RICHARDSON FINE ART

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art hosts a small works show featuring a selection of small-scale paintings by gallery artists such as Lindsay Goodwin, Stapleton Kearns, Johannes Eerdmans, and Jeff Jamison. …