Friday, July 28, 2017

Exploring Artistic Expression at Blue Whole Gallery.

Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery

Visual & Emotional Honesty in Art

     You are invited to the Blue Whole Gallery to experience and appreciate the passions of two featured artists, Karen Rozbicki Stringer and Debbie Cain.  This exhibit will present their works on what they observe and interpret to be visually and emotionally challenging to the viewer.  Both artists have a commitment to excellence and their art reflect deep observation and reflection on reality.  Please take the time to experience such efforts by visiting the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday August 4, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. and throughout the month.     

(Photo by Charles Carson)
Karen Rozbicki Stringer, whose passion for photography "is a way to experience the world around her quietly, slowly and deeply through observation, contemplation and reflection." Her photographic images take the viewer into a world of derelict and abandoned buildings that are revealed through "Doors and Windows".
     Doors for Karen offer inclusion or exclusion - you're either in or you're out. This choice can be adventurous for some or forbidding for others as seen in her photographic images that follow.

"Presence II"


     Windows for Karen present another photographic opportunity, for they are a transparent barrier and can act as a "veneer isolating the inner life from what lies beyond".  Therefore, windows "separate observers from participants, sometimes protecting, but never fully."  Such views are captured below.

"Breach III"

"View from Within"

     Karen Rozbicki Stringer's photographic skills reveal talent and involvement that allow her the opportunity to share her interests in capturing past times and places that still have a story to tell.  Give yourself an inspiring experience and meet the artist and her artwork at the Blue Whole Gallery on First Friday August 4, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm.

Debbie Cain works in her studio carving and painting natural gourds, depicting animals as well as designs revealing the lore of the American Southwest.  She selects and prepares her gourds to become like canvas allowing her to carve, sketch and paint images on the surfaces. Using various stains, wood burning and dyes she creates images that have depth and visual reality as seen below.

"Textured Leather"

Gourd Lamp

  Debbie's handmade and decorated gourd art reflects her exploration into an art form that requires refined skills to arrive at a satisfying creation. She incorporates carved images, portrait painting along with embedded natural elements to achieve the final result.  

"Feathered Mask"

Carved Butterfly Gourd

      Debbie Cain's creative expressions are found in her gourd artwork and can be enjoyed and admired for its representation of images that are varied and detailed.  The beauty of her organic sculptures and the her effort to embellish her work with natural pine needles, gemstones, glass and fiber coiling only enhances her creations.  The Blue Whole Gallery urges you to explore this interesting art form and meet the artist and her work at the Gallery on First Friday August 4, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. and throughout the month.

Both Artists Welcome Your Contact Including Interviews

Karen Rozbicki Stringer

Debbie Cain

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