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People and Places": A Creative Journey Through Ottavia Huang's World

Updated: Nov 4, 2023

In the world of art, there is a unique ability to capture not just images but emotions and experiences. Ottavia Huang, an artist-in-residence at Arlene's, has harnessed this power in her upcoming solo exhibition, "People and Places." Through her distinctive style of whimsical watercolors and drawings, she offers us a glimpse into the moments that have touched her during her travels and daily life. These moments, so often overlooked, are now preserved in stunning detail on paper.

The Art of Ottavia Huang

Ottavia Huang's medium of choice is watercolor and pen. This combination allows her the freedom and accessibility to create art on the go, utilizing light, transparent colors to convey a profound sense of tranquility and serenity. She masterfully brings her subjects to life with an art form that seemingly breathes the very essence of her experiences into each piece.

When asked about her inspiration and process, Ottavia explains, "I use watercolor and pen as a medium as it gives me the flexibility and accessibility to paint on the go using light, transparent colors to represent a sense of calm and peace. These sketches are mementos from my travels and my journey in exploring the Capital Region as my new home. With these drawings, I want to capture the experience with and the connections to a place and the minute details of everyday things that would often go unnoticed. I hope when people view my art, that same feeling of serenity will reach them as well."

A Sneak Peek into "People and Places"

As we eagerly anticipate the "People and Places" exhibition, we invite you to take a sneak peek at some of Ottavia Huang's remarkable pieces. Her work invites us to appreciate the beauty in the everyday and the significance of our connections with the world around us.

Join Us for the Artist Reception

We're thrilled to announce an artist reception on November 3rd, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. It's the perfect opportunity to meet Ottavia and gain insight into her creative process. The exhibition will be on display until December 1st, so there's plenty of time to immerse yourself in the world she has crafted through her art.

Visit the Gallery

The R Gallery at Arlene’s, where Ottavia's exhibition is hosted, is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Please note Arlene's and the gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23, 2023.

For further information and inquiries, feel free to contact the gallery at (518) 482-8881 or send an email to For additional updates leading up to the event and more sneak peeks, be sure to follow us on Instagram @rgalleryarlenes.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the world through Ottavia Huang's eyes. Her art is a testament to the beauty that surrounds us daily, waiting to be discovered and cherished. We look forward to sharing this remarkable journey with you at "People and Places."


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