Big Love—Tumalo Artists Group Show for February

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Tumalo Art Co. artists are exhibiting a group show, “Big Love”—art about what we love during the month of love, opening February 2 from 4-8pm during the First Friday Gallery walk.

Featured are several large format landscapes by Marty Stewart, Janice Druian and Sarah B. Hansen, mixed media by Shelli Walters and abstracts capturing the color of love by Langford Barksdale. Judy Hoiness contributes two smaller pieces of her series of mixed media landscapes, along with Helen Brown’s memory in watercolor batik of a favorite family retreat. Bruce Jackson shows fine art photography, and Katherine Taylor’s shows an oil of roses, along with sculpture, hand-blown glass and more.

Here’s what the artist say about their “Big Love” artwork

watercolor by Sarah B. Hansen
Watercolor on plexi glass by Sarah B. Hansen of Mt. Jefferson in the Cascade Mountains.

For Sarah B. Hansen writing about her painting of Mt. Jefferson, “For me, Big Love are mountains…and not from afar, but right at the base, in a high alpine forest, where I can hear glaciers crack and the rocks release from their ancient hold. Where life is more precious and rich. And I feel a sense of expansion in my spirit and freedom from my jungle of thoughts.”

Mary Marquiss’s painting “Divinly Driven”, was inspired by Marc Chagall. “I first saw his work on the ceiling of the grand ballroom in the Opera National de Paris in my early 30’s and instantly admired his whimsical style and freedom of expression. It has been written that Chagall was able to brilliantly conjure up his childhood memories and retain his child-like, uninhibited fantasy and that he always looked at the world with astonished eyes–characteristic of many creative people. It has also been written that he carried a pure and simple heart – and that is what resonates with me the most,” says Mary.

Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District, open seven days a week., 541-385-9144.

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