‘The Compass Collection’ opens at Walter Art Gallery on July 17

Posted 7/14/20

Walter Art Gallery will present “The Compass Collection,” the solo exhibition showcasing the latest paintings of Lucretia Torva.

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‘The Compass Collection’ opens at Walter Art Gallery on July 17


Walter Art Gallery will present “The Compass Collection,” the solo exhibition showcasing the latest paintings of Lucretia Torva.

“The Compass Collection” will open virtually to the public on Friday, July 17, broadcasted on Facebook live on The Walter Art Gallery page and led by Gallery Manager, Charlotte Strawn, according to a press release.

The collection will also be displayed July 17 through Aug 21 at Walter Art Gallery, 6425 E. Thomas Road.

The artist is said to express and share her admiration through her body of work, which demonstrates women who take action and use their skill set to change the world.

“I painted these portraits to be attractive and compelling, hoping that viewers would be interested in finding out more about the individual subjects, prompting some inspiration to action,” said Ms. Torva in a prepared statement.

Nine portraits were created “purposely large and gazing directly at the viewer,” the release said of her artwork that is described as realistic paintings, representing subjects with heightened color to highlight a level of emotion and simple backgrounds with metallic details.

Ms. Torva will donate 10% of each sale to an organization, each painting goes with a different charity that is relevant to the subject.

“I feel these women all act from a deep well of compassion, enabling their determination, drive and focus. Their compassion is for all living things, for children, for animals, for families, for the Earth, for all marginalized people,” said Ms. Torva who has a bachelor’s of fine art in painting and master’s of fine arts from University of Illinois.

Based in Phoenix, where she has been painting for over 30 years, she is noted as a talented realist painter and muralist who is fascinated with surfaces, textures and reflections. She wants her work to “inspire viewers to look at the world with greater care and amazement.”

Her work is included in private and public collections around the world, the release said, adding that she has exhibited her work extensively throughout Arizona and California. Plus, her work was featured in numerous publications online and in print.

The Walter Project is an innovative community of artists, entertainers, makers, and visionaries who unite to form various creative ventures such as The Walter Art Gallery and The Walter Hive, according to the release.

Adding that the project is known for the art cars such as Walter the Bus, Big Red, and Kalliope, the purpose of this community is to share joy and spark creativity through unique experiences, the release said of the ongoing project for the artist, citing many great subjects throughout the world.

For more information visit: walter-art.com

Inquiries: gallery@thewalterproject.org or call 775-302-5448.