Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gallery Walk

"Is There Really a Human Race?" by Laura Cornell. Watercolor at Friesen Gallery.

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Saturday, May 29, from 5-8 p.m. Below is a description of the galleries that will be open and the works on display. The first eight galleries listed are members of the Sun Valley Gallery Association.


The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—Broschofsky Galleries exhibits historic through contemporary Western paintings, sculpture and photographs, including works by Russell Chatham, Michael Coleman, Brandon Cook, Edward Curtis, J.C. Dye, Glen Edwards, Jan Grotenbreg, Tom Howard, William Matthews, Gordon McConnell, Theodore Villa and Andy Warhol.


Friesen Building, second floor, Sun Valley Road and First Avenue—Frederic Boloix Fine Arts will present works by Cuban painter Gustavo Acosta. The paintings are based on overhead photos of suburban sprawl as seen from an airplane. From this perspective, viewers see so much about the way much of humanity lives and a sort of collective mentality really comes to life.


Sun Valley Road and First Avenue—Friesen Gallery celebrates the uplifting collaboration of author and Sun Valley Wellness Festival keynote speaker Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell with an exhibition of lively illustrations from their many children's books. The exhibition benefits the Sun Valley Wellness Festival.


400 First Ave.—Gail Severn Gallery presents its 14th annual show, "Eloquent Flower XIV" with Christopher Reilly, Michelle Haglund, Valerie Hammond, Gary Nesbit, Hung Liu, Kenna Moser, Rene Rickabaugh, Morgan Brig, Allison Stewart, Michael Gregory, Tony Berlant, Lynda Lowe and Inez Storer. In addition, the gallery will feature a group contemporary show, "Surface VII," with painting and sculpture, including work by Nicolas Africano, Raphael Goethals, Jonathon Hexner, Jun Kaneko, Gary Komarin, Cole Morgan, David Secrest and Julie Speidel. Gail Severn Gallery group landscape, "Sense of Place XV," features Victoria Adams, Divit Cardoza, James Cook, Tony Foster, Sheila Gardner, Michael Gregory, George Harkins, Bruce Park, Mario Reis and Theodore Waddell.


320 First Ave.—On Memorial Day weekend, Gallery DeNovo will reopen for the spring and summer season after a successful exhibition at Art Chicago earlier in May. A group exhibition in the main gallery includes Norman Laliberte's cheery symbolic floral-and-fauna paintings, Marlene Rose's cast-glass Buddhas, a selection of mixed media works by Melissa Herrington and photographs by Anton Perch. A group show of many different artists will be shown in Gallery DeNovo's upstairs gallery.


661 Sun Valley Rd.—Gilman Contemporary presents local painters Abby Grosvenor and Richard Rush. Grosvenor's works explore her reverence for the landscape, with the completed works as fulfilled explorations of creativity and intellect. Know also as a printmaker, her layering process continues in her paintings. Rush, a self-taught painter, creates works that are often dream-like, futuristic landscapes or scenes in which nature and technology are evolved and imagined. His work is an attempt to create a permanent record of a feeling that exists in a moment, be it from a dream, a person or a place.


271 First Ave.—Kneeland Gallery presents its summer season with a group exhibition. Featured work includes vibrant scenes in pastel on paper from James Palmersheim, realistic still life and landscape studies with high-finish surfaces by Colin Poole and landscape paintings of the local area by Idaho artists Fred Choate and John Horejs. Several artists will be in attendance at the opening reception.


191 Fifth St.—The Sun Valley Center for the Arts' current exhibition, "Northwest Artists Draw," explores the vitality of drawing among artists working in the Northwest. The show features work by Michael Brophy, Cat Clifford, Eben Goff, Helen Loggie (1895-1976) and D.E. May. Artwork ranges from traditional drawing to collage and hand-drawn animation. Drinks and appetizers will be served during the exhibition.


680 Sun Valley Rd., Suite B—Blagojce, a premier contemporary artist, will exhibit a retrospective of his artwork from his home country of Macedonia, on the Balkan Penninsula, as well as from other parts of Europe, Australia and the U.S. Works include paintings, original drawings, etchings, posters, murals and sculptures.


511 Sun Valley Rd.—Known for his paintings of real-life cowboys and their horses, Jim Norton also paints Indians in their original Plains costumes. His skill at depicting these subjects earned him membership in 1989 to Cowboy Artists of America, and he continues to win awards at the annual Cowboy Artists of America shows.


200 S. Main St., Trail Creek Village—Dreamcatcher Gallery will feature a collection of fine Native American art-and-craft work, including pottery, fetishes, paintings, traditional and contemporary jewelry, storytellers and ceremonial pieces of museum quality. Hand-carved custom furniture and books will be on display.


115B Northwood Way (Ketchum's light industrial area)—People can view the fine-art photography of Kirk Anderson in his new gallery and warehouse. Anderson's work is inspired by Idaho and his world travels.


400 Sun Valley Rd.—Lynn Toneri presents a dynamic collection of landscape, floral and wildlife watercolors. They are available as original, limited-edition offset lithographs and giclee prints. A flamboyant interpretation of the West carved in wood by R.C. Hink includes hats, boots, barstools, beds, armoires, lamps, desks and wildlife sculptures. In addition, Hink has ceiling creations from the bottom of the pond.


350 Walnut Avenue—Ochi Gallery presents new work by San Francisco artist Nellie King Solomon. Working with acrylic on mylar, Solomon's paintings are "spaces where energy moves matter. Events double back to devour themselves, momentum overtakes strategy, tectonic plates meet and collide." Reflecting her experiences of great Western landscapes, interior or exterior terrains, or even the smallest event, Solomon's work is ethereal—at once scientific in design and emotional in feeling. Solomon paints flat on a table, allowing the topography of the surface to compose her pieces. The end result possesses both a sense of movement and of great stillness that is dramatic and enchanting.


Walnut Avenue Mall, across from CIRO—The Open Room presents paintings by local artist Sara Rogers with an opening reception during Gallery Walk. Gallery Walk evening will also include a garden party to benefit the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. A self-taught painter, Rogers works in mixed media, experimenting with texture and color, sometimes incorporating common household items such as stamps, letters or even a tape measure into collage-style pieces.

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