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"It's a Woman's World" featuring women artists, women in art and other womanly elements June 4th 5pm - 9pm
RIP CASWELL SCULPTURES
GALLERY OF NW ART
Featured Artist: Laurel Barbieri
Laurel grew up in the Olympic National Forest of Washington State. Born the eighth child of thirteen, Laurel and her humble family relied primarily on the land for food and survival. Laurel spent most of her childhood exploring the woods surrounding the family home. Her early recollections are of a natural environment serving as her private sanctuary and playground. Today, Laurel is an accomplished artist, her “Relief Sculptures” are a unique art method which she alone has created. “Relief Sculpture offers more dimension than a traditional canvas painting,” Laurel explains, “yet it’s not entirely a three-dimensional sculpture either”. Laurel's works of art are heavily textured, filled with movement, rich in colors, with an astounding 50-plus applications of paint. Inspired by the meandering mineral deposits found in rock and coarse irregularities nature provides in cave walls it’s what Laurel calls “natures accidental beauty”.
Featured Artist: Michael OrwickThis month we have chosen award winning oil painter Michael Orwick as our singular male featured artist to exhibit during our "It's a Woman's World" show. Michael's work includes colorfully vivid images of serene settings that evoke feelings of nostalgia and delightful familiarity. For this show, we have chosen a few of his female figurative pieces as well - to show how brilliantly he captures both the special and the mundane moments of every woman's life, whether it be sister time in a vineyard sorting grapes or time spent taking special care in preparing for an evening's festivities.
"There is a reason we are drawn toward beauty, it is the language of God and nature. To me there is nothing more provocative than beauty, it inspires deep reflection and motivates me to create." ~ Michael Orwick
Special Guest and Wine Tasting: One of Oregon's few women winemakers, Delphine Gladhart, pours her Winters Hill Vineyard wine
"Growing up in France, Delphine fell in love with wine. At 15, when she started working harvests in the picturesque Beaujolais and Burgundy regions, it became inevitable that she would study winemaking at Burgundy's most prestigious academy.
What would have been harder to predict is that, after graduating in 1998, she would go on to make wine in another picturesque wine region-Oregon's Dundee Hills. But after college, during an apprenticeship in Oregon wine country, she fell in love again-this time with her future husband, Russell Gladhart of Winters Hill Vineyard.
So in 2004, when Winter's Hill had an opening for a winemaker, it was only natural that Delphine would step in. Now she's producing boutique pinot noir and pinot gris that are wowing judges and turning heads. She likes that the wine rules in the U.S. are looser than in France, leaving her free to experiment, though she calls herself a traditionalist, keeping her wines simple and natural, fitting with the Gladharts' dedication to sustainable production." Imbibe Magazine Sept/Oct 2006
FREE WINE TASTING! Glasses of wine for sipping while viewing the art, and bottles to go are available for purchase during our event. Don't forget to try the award winning dessert wine, Golden Nectar! To learn more about Delphine and Winters Hill Vineyard, click HERE
FREE CHOCOLATE TASTING to accompany your wine, try with Pinot Noir or the Golden Nectar
Local returning songstress, Krystal Lariza, will play and sing her original tunes as well as many popular favorites.
Delicious appetizers will be prepared for us by our preferred caterer, Always Perfect Catering.
Meet our in-house jewelery artist and designer, Ali Peret and view his beautifully handcrafted pieces - made right here in his studio!
Sculptor, Rip Caswell: In honor of the strong women in his life, we will spotlight Rip's beautifully sculpted Athena bust and the powerful piece, Athena and the Red Stag.
Introducing our Fragrance Expert, Kelly Sullivan: Kelly and her model team will be showcasing the latest fragrances from prestigious fragrance houses. Come and learn what makes a fragrance fit into Kelly's categories of Woody Oriental, Mossy Wood, Citrus and Water, Floral and more!
Live Raffle for women only - win your own couture fragrance just by attending our show! Available for raffle and valued at $85 and above are the following fragrances:
Meet Linda Mobley, Author of "Blessed with Cancer" the book: Linda feels her story is no better or worse than the stories of others, but that it is just her story. Her positive, uplifting spirit comes out in her zest for life and her will to enjoy the gift of her survival. As she has learned, it’s not the challenges that we face in life, but the way we deal with them. HEY GUYS! Are you man enough to wear pink?
Show your support for women by wearing pink to tonight's festivities!