Friday, June 15, 2012

Sea, Sand and Stone Exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma

Fresh ocean breezes, hot sand, tumbling surf and smooth stone are the images portrayed in the exhibit “Sea, Sand and Stone” at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Just in time for summer the exhibit looks like a virtual vacation within the gallery walls.

Three acclaimed artists depict the theme with breathtaking photography by Gary Hart, beautiful oil paintings by Victoria Brooks and stunning stone vessels and sculpture by Jack Richardson. The exhibit opens July 13 and continues through August 30, 2012.

Gary Hart has photographed the natural beauty of California, Yosemite, Death Valley and Hawaii for over 30 years. His photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. Hart finds some scenes beautiful in their quiet simplicity, requiring a keen eye and deft touch to identify and convey their natural elegance. He has an affinity for reflections of distant elements and their juxtaposition against nearby surfaces. “Whatever your muse,” Hart says, “evocative photography starts with the ability to convey your vision in a way that reveals what others miss.” His images are in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.

In her paintings, Victoria Brooks strives to capture simple, emotional moments of human interaction within a natural environment in order to evoke a warm and pleasant memory for the viewer. She loves the outdoors and the beauty and charm of small children, and combining the two has become a hallmark of her life’s work. Victoria is a popular exhibiting artist and art instructor leading plein air painting workshops throughout the United States and Europe.

Jack Richardson has been turning stone for over twenty years. “I wake in the morning eager to get to the shop where I work in voluntary solitude, amid dust, raw stones, unfinished pieces and the newest generation of turning tools. The stones change, and the tools evolve. The dust, however, remains a constant, as does the conviction that the next piece will be the best I have ever made.” His work is a synthesis of pottery and stone carving, using the classic shapes of Oriental and European ceramics turned from soapstone, talc and alabaster to make container forms. These forms are functional as well as decorative. They can be eaten from and displayed as works of art. They are as tactile as good pottery, but have the special qualities that only stone can impart.

In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the Annual Student Show will feature the artwork from adult classes taught at the Art Center in watercolor, oil painting, Chinese Brush painting, photography and ceramics. This is a great display highlighting the terrific art being taught and created at the Art Center at 48 Natoma.

The opening reception for both exhibits will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00pm with live jazz music and refreshments.  The exhibits are free and open to the public and art is available for purchase. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with additional hours on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00pm. Group and free school tours can be arranged by appointment. To request additional gallery information, or to schedule a tour, contact the gallery coordinator, Cindy Abraham, (916)355-7285, or .

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of  Gallery at 48 Natoma.

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