Friday, May 4, 2012

The Merry Month Of May

This is a very busy month at the gallery - two new events will launch in May; we will also celebrate the installation of our featured member show and featured guest show.
Member artists Roberta Babcock and Clarise Kinney are featured in "The Dog & Pony Show." The show opens on May 4 and runs through June 2. Both artists have a sense of humor and a love of animals, and these characteristics are clearly depicted in their art. Roberta works in fiber clay, creating sculptures with elongated limbs and exaggerated personalities, while Clarise's pet portraits capture wet noses and sensitive eyes. This exhibit is sure to be a real crowd pleaser. Please join us for our Artists Reception on Saturday, May 5, between 6 and 9 p.m. for wine, refreshments, and lively conversation. The guest show in the West Wing of the gallery will feature 33 plein air landscapes by 14 members of the Westside Art Guide. Pastel paintings by Brenda Boylan, Rose Caffarelli, Nathalie Equall, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood, Patty McMahan, and Mary McCoy make up a portion of "Colors Of The Season," along with watercolors by Allen Greene, charcoals by George Schweser, and oils by Jeanne Cuddeford, Patty Gifford, Mary Luzinski, Sarah Pugh, and Anne H. Yates. Our guest artists share the May 5 reception with Roberta and Clarise. Last month's Trunk Show with Elaine Tan was a big success. As a follow up, Donna Sanson will host a one-time Inventory Reduction Sale, with discounts on many of her watercolor paintings and fine art prints. Just like the trunk show, Donna's event will be scheduled during special gallery hours, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and 11-4 on Sunday, May 20. Discounts from 10-30% will be offered, along with wine and refreshments. Plan to attend and let Donna help you select a painting that connects with you personally.
And finally, Art On Broadway will be a key player in Beaverton's First Friday event which launches on Friday, May 4. The gallery will offer extended hours, along with about 30 other downtown businesses. Roberta Babcock will be at the gallery to demonstrate her process for working with fiber clay and to discuss the various stages of preparation and formation of her finished sculptures. Many of the businesses will have fun activities, discounted products, raffles, special happy hour menus, live music, free refreshments, and costumed characters. The Beaverton History Center will be open with docents on hand, and Arthur Murray Dance Studio will open its doors to the public from 8:30 to 10. First Friday will continue through the summer and end on October 5.

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