Tuesday, September 23, 2008
from Beach Connection
Michael Orwick, Tracy McEwen and Christopher Bibby will eat, drink and sleep their medium over the weekend, appearing at the quick draw on Friday night and ...
"Experience that “certain slant of light” Michael Orwick brings to his work. Michael fuses a fierce impressionistic talent with modern sensibility to paint Oregon landscapes that shimmer with light. He celebrates the natural beauty around us as only a native-born son can." -DragonFire Gallery See all stories on this topic
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - On November 7 to 9, the north Oregon coast town of Cannon Beach celebrates the early days of winter with the enormous Stormy Weather Arts Festival. DragonFire Gallery's portion of that citywide event is three days of color, light, music, food and conversation. An enormously talented trio of oil painters makes up our featured artists this year. Michael Orwick, Tracy McEwen and Christopher Bibby will eat, drink and sleep their medium over the weekend, appearing at the quick draw on Friday night http://michaelorwick.blogspot.com/2008/08/one-of-my-most-favorite-art-events-of.html and then spending Saturday and Sunday in the gallery, demonstrating and chatting about their techniques. Each artist’s work focuses on a sense of place in dramatically dynamic and individual ways. Catch them at the Quick Draw, make a bid and come away with a treasure. Experience that “certain slant of light” Michael Orwick brings to his work. Michael fuses a fierce impressionistic talent with modern sensibility to paint Oregon landscapes that shimmer with light. He celebrates the natural beauty around us as only a native-born son can. DragonFire Gallery Christopher Bibby displays an Englishman’s whimsical view of the Pacific Northwest with his architectural studies of Portland and surrounding nature. His oils are rich in color and playful forms, showing us a place we are glad to inhabit. Tracy MacEwen captures the magic of foreign travel in joyfully colorful encaustic canvases. His semi-abstract landscapes and life studies interpret that “genius of place” all travelers will recognize. Tracy blends a formal training in design with a true artist’s love of texture and color. Both DragonFire and the gallery café, Inspired!, will be alive with music all weekend. From 12 – 2 p.m. on Saturday Blues artist Kelsey Mosley will make her DragonFire debut. Kelsey and her guitar will charm you with an original and easygoing contemporary blues repertoire. During our big Stormy Weather reception from 4 – 7 p.m. Saturday, the multifaceted Los Luminos will be in the house with their signature zydeco music and a full range of other classics. Our featured artists will be on hand; wine and appetizers will be served. Come meet many surprise artists who have come to celebrate the storms with us. The entire town of Cannon Beach celebrates the Stormy Weather Arts Festival in early November. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce, DragonFire photographer Clark Little will be featured in a special event called Surfing as Art. Clark grew up in Hawaii surfing the Waimea Bay breaks and decided to document the majesty of ocean waves through photography. Clark will be on hand to talk about catching the perfect wave on a board and through the lens. Details of this event are still in progress - but count on Clark’s photos, music, surf stuff and more. Whether you ride the waves or not, this event promises to be a must see. Clark and his photographs can also be found at DragonFire during the day on Saturday. Sunday offers another chance to chat with our artists and see them work while Lee Clingman will charm you with his blues and humor from 11 – 1 p.m. during a light brunch reception. Mark the weekend on your calendars and call the gallery (503-436-1533) for any questions. DragonFire Gallery can be found at the corner of 1st and Hemlock Streets in Cannon Beach. On the web at DragonFireStudio.com
All the best,
Michael Orwick Orwick Arts http://michaelorwick.blogspot.com/
My art hints at a story and then invites you to finish the narrative. My style has been called Inspired Expressionism, which combines impressionistic brush strokes and a touch of realism to create the atmosphere and lighting woven into my work. The easiest way to see my work is at www.michaelorwick.com