Friday, November 13, 2009

The Show Goes On - "Old Schoolhouse" Art Show

Friday the 13th and the paintings were ready to hang.

Helen Hollyer was there to document the "Old Schoolhouse Art Show at the Creswell Library. Helen is the owner publisher of the best little Newspaper in Oregon - The Creswell Chronicle. Most of the Plein Air paintings were turned in and she took out her handy reporters pad and gathered the information ...

... and also photographed the scene about to become the major gallery in Creswell.

Esther was the only one brave enough to climb the tall ladder to hang the paintings with some help from Carol head of the Save the Schoolhouse committee and library board president.

Actually she manages the Children's Library a wonderfully successful program within the library as well as many other Librarian duties.

She was just finishing up when I snapped this picture. Thank you Esther for the great job hanging the paintings.

Carol then posted the "History of the Schoolhouse" that was built in 1874 and is the oldest public building in our city and we were ready for the art show's opening reception.

The paintings are wonderful and it's the first show I've seen where the diversity wasn't the subject of paintings but each individual's style and perspective.

The ability to see, understand a point of view and create a unique beauty from the entire building to...

... just one window.

In the show you can see dark and light mixtures of color ...

... and a ranges of sizes...

... bringing a bit more education beyond words in a visual display of artistic skills.

We hope to see you either at the opening reception November 14 at the Creswell Library 64 W. Oregon Avenue in Creswell exit 182 then west.

The show will run until December 7 during regular hours:

Mon: 12pm-6pm
Tue: 10am-7pm
Wed: 10am-7pm
Thu: 10am-7pm
Fri: 12pm-6pm
Sat: 10am-4pm

If you got here from the Save the Schoolhouse Site [Click Here] to return

Scrabble Score ~ No game still watching the Tudors Showtime Special Series.

Quote of the Day ~
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.” ~ “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He was expelled from Harvard twice: first for spending all his money partying with a vaudeville troupe, and then, after having been readmitted, for his "irresponsibility and lack of interest".

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