June Gallery Exhibit to Feature Husband and Wife Artist Team

May 18, 2011

June’s art exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center is entitled “A Marriage of Styles” and features an exhibition by husband and wife artists Jack Pabis and Melissa Atherholt. The exhibit runs from June 2-27, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 4th from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Melissa Atherholt and Jack Pabis are a married couple who have been living in Frederick since 2000 with their family of three children. Prior to having children, the couple co-owned Gallery x in Leesburg, Virginia in the late 90s. Gallery x boasted monthly art openings and a variety of shows that included many DC artists.

Atherholt specializes in commercial, abstract artwork and enjoys working with vibrant colors. She has done commissioned artwork for a variety of businesses in their conference room spaces and lobbies. At this point in her life, art has taken a back seat to Motherhood and her real estate career; however, Atherholt still enjoys the creative outlet.

Pabis is a professional mural and faux artist who has created thousands of murals, both for residential and commercial clients, in the past 15 years in and around the Washington, DC area and beyond. He has had the opportunity to work for many famous clients and flown around the country to create beautiful works of art on canvas and on the walls of so many beautiful properties. Pabis is also a well-renowned portrait artist. His abilities range from whimsical, unique pet portraits to intricate reproductions created solely from a torn antique photograph.

Together, the team of Atherholt and Pabis offer a balanced yet varied art show with a broad range and something for every taste. This is their first joint show. During the opening reception, work from members of the Potters’ Guild of Frederick will also be on display and available for purchase.

The Cultural Arts Center gallery is open Thursday through Sunday and additional hours are available by appointment. The Cultural Arts Center is located in downtown Frederick at 15 N. Market Street. The facility is managed by the Frederick Arts Council, whose mission is to be the primary catalyst and advocate for arts opportunities in Frederick County. For more information, contact the Frederick Arts Council at 301-662-4190.