Brackenwood Gallery

A gallery on Whidbey Island, WA representing the very best in fine arts and crafts from the pacific northwest.

"IMAGINE SUMMER!" opens on June 4, 2011

"Imagine Summer!" opens this Sat. June 4th with an Artists' Reception from 5-7 pm. Please come welcome Susan Ogilvie, a superb pastel artist and Sue Taves, a talented stone sculptor.

Susan's pastel paintings capture lovely scenes from the Skagit valley, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Peninsula.  As we hung the show we kept remarking that if felt like we had been to those places.

This painting is called "Valley Morning" could be the stunning beauty of  farmland in central Whidbey or the Skagit Valley. As a pastel instructor across the nation, Susan's talent in her medium is well known. Her work is exceptional and we have already received "Oohs and Ahaas" galore! Susan will join us from Port Ludlow for the opening night of the "Imagine Summer!"

For this show, Sue Taves was inspired by the idea of wind and the force it has on the landscape. She wanted to create sculptures with parts that can be manipulated by the human hand. Carving out of a variety of stone, Sue created several different sculptures that you can play with and move into all kinds of formations. The sculptures look great in the garden where they become unique interactive garden art.

This piece, carved in black basalt, is called "Windscape" and would be fun to place on a patio or deck outside because when it rains it turns all black. Then as the sun comes out or the wind blows it dries again the patterns reemerge. Like the wind, it is constantly changing!

These two artists' work are a delight to have in the gallery. Come on in and take a peek! The show continues thru June 27, 2011.


Brackenwood Gallery   |   302 First Street   |   Langley, WA   |   98260   |   360-221-2978   |


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