Art Exhibits This Month – October 2011
875 Brooks Street
Potters for Education is partnering again with Arts Central in October to support children’s art education. From Oct 1-23, local potters will show and sell their pottery at Arts Central, 875 NW Brooks St., in Bend as a fundraiser with a portion of all sales going towards Arts Central’s scholarship program for youth in need.
In July, Potters for Education raised over $2,200.00 for Art Centrals’ scholarship fund. Coordinators for the show are Ceci Capen and Holly Davis. “These shows represent our best work and allow us to share time with our fellow potters. We are committed to art education and want to give back to the community”, says Holly Davis. “We continue to keep our shows fresh and exciting. We’ve invited two Seattle potters and added new local potters to the show. Come see this exciting show”, says Ceci Capen.
Participating potters include: Cathy Willis, Peter Roussel, Holly Davis, Ariel Shriner, Ceci Capen, Charlene Hickey, Dori Kite and Diane Burns.
The Franklin Crossing Building
550 NW Franklin Avenue
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing, 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday, October 7, 2011, from 5 – 8 pm with contemporary paintings by Gary Vincent and D L Watson and a feature by Ann Bullwinkel and Bill Logan. The exhibition continues through October 30.
Gary Vincent presents multi-hued, expressionistic acrylic landscapes interpreting Central Oregon. He develops the composition central to the image and then works in successive, often visible layers to create movement and depth. Study with Ovanes Berberian and Del Gish, associates of noted impressionist Sergi Bongart, influenced his use of color. Vincent paints in the tradition of Bongart who stressed the “…spirit of painting can trump technique,” as his paintings reveal a deep affection for Oregon landscape.
D. L. Watson’s mixed media, abstract paintings, titled to broadly suggest themes such as music or environmental challenges, are non-representational in imagery. Rather, they are expressions of the artist’s emotions that emerge as the paintings evolve in the complex layering and other applications of multiple mediums. Artslant, a contemporary web-based art network, awarded her an Abstract Painting Showcase award and a Painting Showcase award in 2011.
Also showing are a selection of oils by Ann Bullwinkel and Bill Logan expressing the artists’ impressions of deep space, long exposure photography, some from the Hubble Telescope. Images range in proximity to Earth from Io, a moon of Jupiter, to the Whirlpool Galaxy, a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy about 35 million light years distant. The couple’s interest in the images arises from Logan’s knowledge and skill as an amateur astronomer and Bullwinkel’s intent to work in abstract imagery.
High Desert Gallery
10 NW Minnesota Avenue at The Oxford