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MUSEO features oil painter Terry Leness | AT THE GALLERIES
MUSEO invites two artists this month
This month, MUSEO in downtown Langley features the work of oil painter, Terry Leness. Her work reveals her fascination with the play of light on objects, as well as her love of deep, saturated color. Leness’ subjects are eclectic and provocative: older houses, rundown buildings, vintage trailers, and eccentric landscaping schemes. Her paintings suggest the beauty and mystery of ordinary things; things that are often unnoticed.
Also this month, Dona Anderson exhibits works in fiber. In all her work, from her “Woman Warriors” to her contemporary basketry, she uses a variety of materials, including bamboo, round reeds, cloth, paper, wood, metal and screens.
The exhibit runs through Sept. 27.
Artworks Gallery welcomes Boerrigter
Stained glass artist Gioia Boerrigter is featured at Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm through September.
Using lead, copper foil and plating techniques and working outside the traditional notion of stained glass, Boerrigter pushes the boundaries with her three-dimensional objects. Each is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation.
Boerrigter has received numerous awards, including a three time First Place Stained Glass Professional and Peoples Choice award winner at the Glass Craft and Bead Expo Gallery of Excellence in Las Vegas, Nev. Her work is also featured in “Best of America Glass Artists Volume ll.”
Artworks Gallery is a cooperative of artists whose work includes paintings in oil, watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic, handcrafted jewelry, color and black-and-white photography, fiber arts, metal sculpture, pottery, raku and vessel-gourd art.
Whidbey Pies Café features photos
A new show at Whidbey Pies Café at Greenbank Farm shows the photos of Linda Schwarz through September.
"Twenty-one Landscapes of Whidbey Island" is a collection of photographic images by the island photographer. Strong composition and a painterly style capture the timeless beauty of island scenes including mountain and water views, pastoral themes, barns, woodlands and flora.
Framed and unframed limited-edition prints are for sale in addition to the artist's Whidbey Island Photography Calendar available at local businesses and holiday fairs beginning this fall.
Whidbey Art Gallery shows Shallock
Whidbey Art Gallery features the commanding watercolors of award-winning painter Gary Shallock through September.
The Whidbey Island artist uses acrylics and water colors to capture the spirit of the island using an expressive style he says is more lyrical than literal in the interpretation of the subject, with an emphasis on bold arbitrary color and calligraphic brushwork. The results are dramatic and contemporary.
Langley's Whidbey Art Gallery is home to 25 artists working in mediums that include pottery, glass, jewelry, oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, encaustics, bronze, wood and steel.
Brackenwood shows Belov and Kamera
Brackenwood Gallery in downtown Langley welcomes painter Anne Belov and fiber artist Cheryl Kamera through Sept. 26.
Belov, a masterful painter and printmaker, and Kamera, a seasoned textile artist, blend their mediums in a show that promises to be rich in color, texture and patterns.
Belov's prestigious career spans 35 years. She is well known for her portrayal of light, structure and color in luscious landscapes and stunning still life images. Her paintings create a conversation with the viewer in narrative scenes that play on the interaction between natural textures and manmade patterns. Belov's goal is to create a believable fiction, which tells a story and engages the viewer. Her paintings in oil and watercolor, as well as her monoprints, will be featured in this exhibit.
Kamera creates wearable accessories that transform cloth into art. The artist starts with pure white — a blank canvas. Finished pieces feature up to three elements: unusual color combinations, intricate patterns and sculptural elements. Kamera employs surface design techniques such as shibori, dye painting and screen painting to produce beautiful and unique wearable art.
Thinking ahead to cooler days and longer nights, Kamera includes wool and velvet in this show — a shift from her mostly silk designs.
Raven Rocks presents Taibi and Trimbath
"The Raven & The Cove" is a show of artwork by Windwalker Taibi and Tom Trimbath and shows through Oct. 4 at Raven Rocks Gallery at Greenbank Farm.
Trimbath has been documenting the large and small wonders to be found on Whidbey Island as seen through the artist's lens. This new series of images of Penn Cove inspires the viewer to look for the hidden treasures on the beaches, back roads and quaint villages of the island.
"Northern Whidbey Island wraps around an arm of protected and playful waters that spawns shellfish and shops, sailboats and sea otters," Trimbath said.
Come and enjoy a fresh look at the familiar places as seen through the eyes of a passionate seeker of beauty.
Taibi debuts the latest paintings from his ongoing "Ravens in Love" series. These simple acrylic paintings are playful and heartfelt.
Also featured are Taibi’s latest hand-woven tapestry shoulder bags and wall hangings, as well as his semiprecious gemstone and found objects necklaces.
For information and gallery hours, call 222-0102 or visit www.ravenrocksgallery.com.