Monday, January 11, 2016

January Art Show at Orland Art Center "New Life for a New Year"

January Art Show
 Orland Art Center

January 8th through January 30th, 2016
"New Life for a New Year"

A warm hearted show that begins the new year with artistic renditions of new life! Livening up the gallery walls will be puppies, foals, calves, chicks, kittens, lambs and other animal babies to delight our eyes.

This exhibit features six talented artists who also happen to have a strong affection for the animals in their lives. They use their artistic skill to capture that unique blend of vulnerability and timeless beauty that all babies have. They meet the challenge of creating art that celebrates new life in a way that others can relate to.

Each artist has a favorite medium and that is clearly reflected in this exhibit. After trying several different techniques, Carol Avellino found her true artistic voice speaks the clearest when she's using pastels. The camera clearly calls to Sharon Barker as her way of telling visual stories and her keen sense of composition never fails her. Pastels provide Cheryl Caldwell a perfect vehicle for her art, but she also knows when acrylics are a better fit for what she's trying to convey about the animals she loves. Artistic drama is Jo Danehy's strength and whether her powerful prints are on canvas or metal, she uses her photographer's eye to fully explore it. Delicacy and deliberation are apparent in Lorine Lauck's approach to her subjects, and with economy of line and shape, she tells a sensitive story. Bruce Perkin never stops experimenting with different photographic techniques and his photos reflect the amazing artistic results of those explorations.

Animals are favorite subjects of many artists, but it takes special skill to capture their essence artistically. And to portray them in their first few days of life is even more difficult. This exhibit proves it can be done with beauty, humor, and grace!

Orland Art Center Gallery
732 4th St.
Orland, CA 95963
1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays

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