Running Horse, by Alyson Markell.

Running Horse, by Alyson Markell.

Artetude Gallery will celebrate its first anniversary as a contemporary fine art gallery bringing the finest and most compelling art from local, regional and nationally recognized artists to Asheville.

Founded by two physician-scientists, Margaret “Kenny” Offermann and Russell Medford, Artetude Gallery is committed to its growing family of artists and contemporary art collectors and the cultural and physical health the Asheville community.

To celebrate, Artetude Gallery is pleased to announce “EquusArt” a new exhibition of extraordinary monoprints by New York based artist Alyson Markell, from 17 June to 14 July 2013. An open reception will be held Saturday, June 22 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and will combine both a Gallery Anniversary Celebration and an Artist Reception with Alyson Markell.

Alyson Markell’s artistic vision and technical mastery of the monoprint has enabled her to capture with emotional resonance the grace, power and fluid of motion of the horse.

Markell’s artistic career spans 10 years using her creative and artistic talents at a division of Lucas Digital, where she created animal and human characters for dozens of blockbuster hit movies. Markell has garnered a well-deserved reputation for capturing the likeness of animals and fanciful creatures on film and in fine art. As of 2006, Markell has focused exclusively on monoprinting.

Opening reception Saturday, June 22 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Artetude Gallery, 89 Patton Avenue, downtown Asheville. Phone (828) 252-1466 or visit www.artetudegallery.com.Opening reception Saturday, June 22 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Artetude Gallery, 89 Patton Avenue, downtown Asheville. Phone (828) 252-1466 or visit www.artetudegallery.com.