Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Nikki Dilbeck and Sue Jensen will share the spotlight in July at Art On Broadway Gallery.
Bold, bright and energetic describes the expressionistic paintings of these two Portland artists. Nikki paints mainly with acrylics and creates highly textured abstracted landscapes and nonrepresentational paintings. She invites the viewer to step closer, to see beyond the face of the painting and into the elements and ideas waiting to be discovered in it. Sue works in acrylic, encaustic and collage, and creates works that suggest a subject without actually painting one. She feels her style requires her to focus her attention on strong composition. Both artists love color, which makes this duo's exhibit the perfect summer show!
A reception to honor Nikki and Sue will be held on Saturday, July 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show runs through July 30 during regular gallery hours - Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Starting on Thursday, June 30, Art On Broadway will offer a Jewelry Sampler Class exploring three exciting techniques in a four-class session. Class hours vary by date but all are scheduled during the evenings. Students will learn Pearl Knotting, Copper Enameling, and Picot Weaving. The cost of the session is $165, which includes supplies - fresh water pearls; lamp, donut, and glass beads; closures; copper and glass fusing materials; and all necessary tools. Instructor Rochelle Baker will help each student design her own one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Stop by the gallery to register or call 503.601.3300 during regular business hours.