Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gallery Walk

Express Staff Writer

"Stepping through the Veil” top,by Jamie Tasen. Oil mixed media on hand-made paper at Friesen Gallery. Opening reception at Friesen Gallery will benefit the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. “Protea” bottom,by Davis Freeman. Chromogenic print at an opening for Habitat Landscape Architecture in the Gail Severn Building on 400 First Ave. N., in Ketchum.

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Saturday, May 28, in Ketchum 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 will show 24 years of historic, modernist and contemporary fine art, including works by Bill Barrett, Russell Chatham, Michael Coleman, Brandon Cook, David Dixon, Joellyn Duesberry, J.C. Dye, Glen Edwards, Jan Grotenbreg, Tom Howard, Jack Koonce, Roy Lichtenstein, William Matthews, Gordon McConnell, Gregory Sumida, Theodore Villa and Andy Warhol. Also, featuring a selection of historic photographs by Edward S. Curtis from "The North American Indian (1898-1928)."


Friesen Building, second floor, Sun Valley Road and First Avenue—Frederic Boloix Fine Arts will feature a selection of paintings, drawings and prints by a selection of modern and con-temporary masters.


Sun Valley Road and First Avenue—Friesen Gallery celebrates the Sun Valley Wellness Festival with the exhibition "Stepping Through the Veil" featuring works by Jamie Tasen, one of the favor-ite artists of Sun Valley Wellness Festival keynote speaker Gregg Braden. As an alchemist and through the veil of spirit and worldliness, Tasen works with oil mixed media on hand-made paper. The exhibition will benefit the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. "The spiritual essence that Jamie Tasen imbues into each of her creations brings the beauty and soul of nature into our living rooms, homes and offices," said Braden, a New York Times bestselling author of "The Divine Matrix" and "Fractal Time." "I love her work."


400 First Ave.—Gail Severn Gallery presents its two annual group exhibitions. The exhibition "The Eloquent Flower XV and Beyond" will feature works by Christopher Reilly, Michele Haglund, Jack Spencer, Kenna Moser, Betsy Eby, Rene Rickabaugh, Morgan Brig, Allison Stewart, David deVillier, Michael Gregory and Lynda Lowe. In Gallery II, the exhibition "Reinventing the Land-scape" will feature artists James Cook, Victoria Adams, Michael Gregory and Ted Waddell. Gallery III will present a show, "Photography Summer 2011," with images by Robert Polidori, Laura McPhee, Jack Spencer, Maggie Taylor and Luis Gonzalez Palma. In addition, the gallery viewing room will include "New Sculpture—Morgan Brig."


320 First Ave.—Gallery DeNovo will present, "LISTEN... Fred Martin, Journal Paintings, Marlene Rose, Cast Glass and Metal." The exhibition will consist of a variety of Fred Martin's journal paint-ings, which present a collage of thoughts as a part of his daily practice of painting revealing impor-tant treasures in the last phase of his life. In addition, the show will include a variety of Marlene Rose's contemplative and meditative cast glass and metal sculptures. The exhibition will be on dis-play through June. Martin will be in attendance for Gallery Walk.


661 Sun Valley Rd.—Gilman Contemporary is celebrating its fourth anniversary exhibition fea-turing new paintings by John Dempcy, Valerie Stuart and Jared Rue. The exhibition will run through June 24. Stuart's work will take viewers on a journey of color and perception. Dempcy's paintings explore the relationship between structure and nature. Rue's paintings are beautiful meditative landscapes.


271 First Ave.—Kneeland Gallery presents "Close to Home," a group exhibition featuring the work of the gallery's native Idaho artists. Included in the exhibition will be paintings by John Horejs, Bart Walker, James Palmersheim, Robert Moore, Carl Rowe, Lori McNee and Fred Choate interspersed with the hand-painted woodcarvings of Lona Hymas-Smith.


191 Fifth St.—Ride, walk or carry a favorite bicycle to Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 28, and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will take a portrait photo of you and your best two-wheeled friend to include in its summer open exhibition in Hailey. The Center will have an opening celebration of its new exhibition, "Geared: The Culture of Bicycles," which features bike-influenced artwork and a selection of handmade bicycles. Enjoy a beer or glass of wine while viewing the exhibition from5-8 p.m. and have a photo taken.


360 First Ave.—The First Avenue Contemporary will open on Friday, May 27, and will be open for Gallery Walk on Saturday, Friday, May 28, from 5-9 p.m. with contemporary works by David Brady, Chris Hero and Jarka Wilcox, as well as JoAnn Belson's "Choke Series." Belson's large-scale arti-chokes will headline the opening. "The purpose of the First Avenue Contemporary Art Gallery is to provide the community with access to a meaningful fine art experience that includes a diverse range of artists and mediums," said gallery founder and Director Shirley Barer. "In addition, the gallery's art education workshops will enrich an understanding of art." Belson will be in atten-dance.


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 an-nual Cowboy Artists of America shows.


400 First Ave. N., Suite 330—Habitat Landscape Architecture has opened a new office in the Gail Severn Building at 400 First Ave. N., Suite 330 in Ketchum. For Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 28, Gallery DeNovo and Habitat Landscape Architecture will exhibit photographs by Davis Freeman and sculptures by Joan Barrantes. In addition, contemporary outdoor furniture from Mama Green will be on display.


391 First Ave. N. (formerly Anne Reed Gallery)—Harvey Art Projects USA will present "" A vibrant collection of paintings from many of Australia's leading Aboriginal artists, "" highlights the essence of the "songlines" or dreaming tracks that inter-connect artists across thousands of miles of desert country.


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.


400 E. Sun Valley Rd. —Mountain Images Gallery features wilderness landscape images of Idaho and beyond as well as limited-edition fine art photographs and notecards. Photographer James Bourret travels into the wilderness areas of the West and strives to capture the revelatory experi-ences that only wilderness can offer. "I seek to create richly evocative, emotional images from na-ture, reflecting the mood, form, colors and patterns of a scene," Bourret said.

SFP Studio

680 Sun Valley Rd.—Stephanie Freid-Perenchio, humanitarian documentary photographer, shares her photographs of people and wildlife from places around the world including Africa, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Montana, Wyoming and her own private Idaho. Through all of her travels and the images she has captured, Freid-Perenchio works to spotlight the dignity of humanity, no matter the shape, size, religion or country of origin.

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