FEBRUARY GROUP ART SHOW AT CAVU CELLARS
Four artist from various locations in Eastern Oregon and Walla Walla will be showing at Cavu Cellars in February 2019. These four artists are Slade Elbert, Mary Davies Kerns, Tricia Harding and Ivy Wreden. Three of the artist are from Eastern Oregon. One in Harney county near Burns, OR one from Borne and Baker City, OR and the other from Halfway, OR. The one local Walla Walla artist is Tricia Harding. This is the first time that the owners at Cavu have allowed artist to show other than local artists in Walla Walla area. Karen Waites one of the owners of Cavu Cellars liked Ivy Wreden’s art so she allowed her to gather a few other artist to show with her. Ivy selected some artist friends she has been is shows with who also show their art in Baker City OR. All of the artist in this month log show create in various media’s all totally different from each other.
The opening reception is from 5-7 pm, February 1, 2019 at Cavu Cellars, 175 E. Aeronca Avenue, Walla Walla, WA. The group show will hang from February 1 – 24, 2019. Come see this variety of artists with their many talents.
SLADE ELBERT IS A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH A TWIST
“Slade captures the precise and seemingly trivial details in life and transforms them into art that is unexpected and transcendent.
The viewer cannot help but be changed in the viewing, coaxed into entertaining new perspectives and points-of-view.”
Slade has spent more than forty years viewing the world through the camera lens and has learned to see the world from a unique and much smaller perspective. He studied photography in college and like many, he fell in love with the works of Ansel Adams, whose work called Slade to Alaska. In 2006 he left Alaska and eventually moved to Eastern Oregon to focus on the style of photography he wanted to create and to write books. His desire is that viewers stop and look more closely at the intricate details of everyday life which he displays in his most recent work.
TRICIA HARDING CREATES IN MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Textures, color, organic materials and construction are the cornerstones of my work in mixed media collage, book arts and paper making.
Tricia Harding, who has shown many times at CAVU, says her new show will focus on simple works that are part of a daily studio meditation practice. Using bits and pieces of saved papers, textiles, and fibers from other projects, and on occasion, a found object to provide depth and interest, Tricia has created a small body of intimate works that explore simple lines, and relationships of color and texture. Each work creates joy when completed, just like the joy that comes from getting together with a friend over a cup of tea.
MARY DAVIES KERNS PAINTS IN ACRYLIC OF SCENIC RANCH LIFE OF EASTERN OREGON
Mary has been a professional artist for 30 years. Her passion is portraying the corner of this country she lives and works in. Great Basin Country, High Desert, Basin & Range, the Sagebrush Sea these are all hashtags for her part of the country. Ranching and painting in South East Oregon give her endless subject matter. Vast cloudscapes, cattle grazing, working dogs, windrows of hay drying in the fields are what she loves to portray. Acrylic on canvas or board are her tools. She paints in many sizes and shapes to bring her vision of the landscape she loves to you.
IVY WREDEN CREATES IN A VARIETY OF MEDIAS AND STYLES
Ivy Wreden has created art all her life. She creates in a variety of medias; encaustic, pastel, ink, mosaic and Telamedera Fusion, which combines wood with fabric. She used bold rich colors. She creates landscapes or whimsical designs. she loves the countryside of Tuscany so a lot of her most recent work is from there.
Ivy was raised in Colorado but is presently living in Halfway, Oregon. Inspired by the beauty in nature, she creates works in encaustic, pastel, mosaic, ink, and Telamedera Fusion. An avid traveler, she sets up her art studio wherever she travels. Ivy holds Sip and Paint Workshops and mosaic workshops in which she finds it rewarding to see people get into their element and connect with their artistic selves.