|Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery|
Artistic Views of the Olympic Peninsula
Join us at the Blue Whole Gallery and enjoy the scenes and beautiful elements that make up our Olympic Peninsula by artists Ken Dvorak and Carol Janda. Both of these gallery members present images that reflect the natural energy and elegance seen on the Peninsula. Ken Dvorak captures these views in his photographs while Carol Janda reveals them in her paintings and pottery. Meet the artists and their works on First Friday, May 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Whole Gallery. Or visit the Gallery to see their display throughout the month.
Ken Dvorak, is a self-taught "fine art nature photographer" who started taking images back in the late 1960's when he was in the Navy, stationed in Newport, R.I. Later Ken continued photography while in Salinas, California and living close to where Ansel Adam and other famous photographers plied their craft. Such examples led Ken to follow their footsteps. The following photo images taken by Ken show these influences.
|"Neah Bay Boatyard"|
Ken follows one of Ansel Adam directives that photos are "made not taken". He takes an image and with the help of a computer turns it into something he imagined when he clicked the shutter. The results are beautiful and dramatic.
Ken Dvorak photographic exhibit is entitled "Black and White Review" capturing images of scenes and views that are the natural elements found on the Olympic Peninsula. Take advantage of Ken's abilities and enjoy his special view of this area by visiting the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday May 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. where the artist will be present along with his works.
Carol Janda, plies her artistic energy as a painter, potter and teacher. She loves realistic and abstract art and brings years of study and practice into each of her works. She is thankful to have the ability and drive to continue creating art in all its facets. A prolific artist who enjoys multitasking in several mediums which provides her the chance to expand and be challenged by their differences. Examples of her work follow.
Carol, a long time member of the Blue Whole Gallery, enjoys applying and exploring different art mediums that reflect what she hopes to present in her art. By working in pottery as well as painting she combines a diversity in style so that the viewer can relish the beauty and quality in what is being depicted. Her work has an individual perspective that comes from observing what nature offers and shows how it can be interpreted and portrayed.
|"Rock Carne 2"|
|"The Red Sky"|
Share in Carol Janda's immersion in Art and her years of experience allowing her to venture into diverse subject matter which has challenged her abilities to utilize various methods of expression. See and appreciate her heartfelt endeavors by visiting the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday May 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. where Carol and her work will be presented.
The Artists welcome your contact including interviews.