Many views are interpreted by Coos County artists exhibiting at Pacific Park Gallery now through April 29. The Artists Reception is 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 11, at the gallery located inside the Pacific Coast Medical Park at 1957 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
Carolyn LeGrand fuses expressionism and feminism in her exhibit “Another Point of View” showing in the Salon and Atrium galleries. Coos County Plein Air Artists display “Many Views of Many Places” in the upstairs Mezzanine Gallery.
“’Another Point of View’ is a visual commentary on personal issues women face while moving through different stages in life,” said Le Grand.
When she paints, Le Grand starts with a bare canvas and, while “music swirls around my studio,” she said, she loads her brush and lets her creativity bring her paintings to life. Hopes, dreams, fears, obstacles and triumphs pulse with dynamic colors moving through the canvasses.
Le Grand hopes “Another Point of View” inspires “transformation, enlightenment, and freedom to walk one’s own path.”
The professional artist and teacher is currently the Art Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon. She has taught classes for Upward Bound and been “Artist In Residence” for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association. In addition to teaching children’s art classes, she teaches adult classes in art history of Expressionism, palette knife painting, beginning watercolor and elements of composition and design. She is known for making art fun for her students.
In the upstairs Mezzanine Gallery, the Coos County Plein Air Artists share “Many Views of Many Places.”. The group meets weekly in a different outdoor location in the heat, cold, wind and rain, whether sunny or cloudy, to record the day. Media vary and include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and pastel. Each piece is a record of a Coos County location created while onsite.
Sharing their different interpretations of shared views are Charles Edmunds, Dutch Mostert, Nan Axelton, Joan Goodman-Fox, Beth Wegner, Sally Rolicheck, Rod Sullens, Sarita Southgate, W.M. Ralston-Burger, Pat Snyder, Sam Greer and Angela Jean.
Robert Cribbins, a local Farmer’s Market favorite, will provide the reception music and refreshments are sponsored by O’Bryan Advanced Dentistry.
Pacific Park Gallery is a not-for-profit, non-commission sales exhibit space created by artists for artists. It is located just west of Bay Area Hospital inside the Pacific Coast Medical Park. For exhibit information email firstname.lastname@example.org.