Not to be outdone after last month’s Baxter Collection show, art was once again packed to the rafters at Roq la Rue for the first show of fall, or as it has been dubbed, Roqtober!

In her first solo gallery show, titled Moonlight, Magnolias, and Madness, Laurie Lee Brom brings us her soft touch while strolling through a moonlit bayou. Hints of fantasy abound as insects and animals provide whimsical interactions with their female subjects. Several of Laurie’s family and friends were at the opening, including two that provided their likenesses to the paintings.

The duo of Stacey Ransom and Jason Mitchell showcased Across From Familiar with amazingly intricate and detailed photographs that fuse real life with the imagination. Combining sets and props with digital illustrations, Ransom and Mitchell are redefining what can be done with pre and post photography.

In the project room, Sail delighted with his first solo gallery show as well. AM recently visited his studio as he prepared Dead Language, and it was great to see all of the completed work together. Influenced by Japanese folklore, Sail’s inkwork is both striking yet delicate, frightening while beautiful.

All of the artists were on hand to talk about their respective work to the Artwalk patrons, but also with fellow artists as well. The event drew in a plethora of other artists including Lisa Petrucci, Brom, Isabel Samaras, John Brophy, Crystal Barbre, Redd Walitzki, Scott Musgrove, Michael Alm, Casey Curran, Syd B, and Ross Richmond to name a few.

Roqtober is open now until November 2nd.