Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Art Alliance of Idyllwild Showcases Art in 3-D

IDYLLWILD, CA, 5/27/08 – Three-dimensional art offers a refreshing and lively use of space. Unlike drawing, painting or even photography, 3-D art is tangible. There’s a front to it and a back. You can touch it and enjoy the feel of its nuances and textures. Galleries in the mountain town of Idyllwild are preparing to display some exquisite examples of 3-D art at the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s 3-D Art Festival and Gallery Tour.

The tour, which takes place Saturday, June 7, from 1-4 PM, is part of the Art Alliance’s “First Saturdays” series, which presents a noteworthy art event on the first Saturday of each month from March through October. AAI member galleries will open their doors with refreshments for guests to enjoy while they browse some of the most interesting collections of 3-D art. Pick up a map at the nearest AAI gallery to find your way. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful mountain village or hop on the complementary shuttle, which will carry you along the route.

Flying Pigment Studio proudly features several 3-D artists including Kathleen Chaney, Marica Cox Holzman, Dore Capitani and Jan Japers-Fayer.

Holzman began her fine art career after a long & successful phase as a commercial illustrator. She works in a variety of media, which includes oil, acrylic & watercolor painting, monotypes, ceramics & bronzed sculpture. Each reflects her love of nature.

"In my most recent work, I'm trying to convey the feelings I have about the natural wonders indigenous to Idyllwild,” said Holzman. “The San Jacinto mountain wilderness area represents to me all wilderness regions of our world that need to be respect & protected.”

Kathleen Chaney, an Idyllwild resident of 24 years, has been an artist most of her life. “I have had many endeavors and media’s and many shows, from map maker, brochures, drawing, paintings, soft sculpture, clay sculpture rock painter muralist jewelry, art teacher, cartoonist. You name it, I've experienced it.”

Dore Capitani lives life with the same energy that sizzles through his work. His sculptures, mainly constructed of various metals, blend sharp edges with fluid motion. Capitani's work has been shown in the prestigious Chicago Merchandise Mart and in numerous galleries in the Chicago area. His work can be seen in many galleries in Idyllwild, Niemi Sculpure Gallery in Wisconsin, and at his workshop/sculpture-garden in Mountain Center.

The Courtyard Gallery is also featuring work of Capitani as well as that of pottery artists Debbie Crowell and Claire Hughes. Crowell, who is also an outstanding photographer, is known for her intriguing pottery which reflects a sacred perspective of universal harmony with nature. Hughes, who died earlier this year, was a cherished member of the Courtyard Gallery for decades. The gallery continues to honor her memory by displaying some of her extraordinary creations known for their perfection of shape and colors that stayed true to her deep love of the earth.

Robin Mills, daughter of our Gallery owner Carol, will have some lovely fused glass items on display. Enjoy her unique glass jewelry or select one of her very intriguing plates for your home. The reflection and interaction of light in her pieces is a sight to behold.

Courtyard also presents new photographs by Tish Tuley, and new paintings by Carol Mills and Helen Atic." In addition, Judith Lepuschitz will display a new series of abstract paintings, some of which incorporate Braille letters as readable and touchable elements that convey the essence of each painting.

Fashioning three-dimensional art is a way of life for Janet and Larry Everitt, of Everitt’s Minerals and Gallery. The gallery specializes in handmade jewelry and designs made with exotic mineral specimens and rare fossils. The Everitts learned the ropes of “rock hounding” in the mountains of North Georgia, where they would hunt for treasures and take them to an expert to be made into jewelry. Later, they studied the art of jewelry making and, now, display and sell their own beautiful creations.

The Idyllwild Gallery of Fine Art presents Cheryl McNeill, an emerging glass artist, who is wonderfully bold and creative. After spending much of her life in the rough and tumble world of professional politics, McNeill needed an outlet for her creative expression. One day, she decided to learn to work with glass, a beautiful and elegant medium that has always intrigued her. By the end of that day, what had started as a hobby became her new and exciting career. McNeill bid goodbye to the world of politics and transformed her modest garage into a studio. Rabbit Canyon Designs was born. McNeill brings a genuine passion and meticulous devotion to each piece of art she creates.

There’s a new gallery on the block. Owners Ron and Darla Singerton present a delightful artistic journey through this new venue, which features a wide range of diversity in both style and medium. The Singergon Gallery provides exceptional original award-winning bronze and stone sculptures, oil paintings, mixed media, and handcrafted jewelry designed exclusively by the Singertons.

Also, be sure to see:

CafĂ© Aroma – Featuring Artist Signature Wine series labels by resident artist Rachel Welch. Come enjoy El Presidente Cabernet Sauvignon and Diva Dell' Uve Chardonnay.

Florist In The Forest & Gallery – Featuring the multi-media works of Donna Lori Parker.

Four Corners Fine Art Gallery – Four Corners Gallery is featuring the hand crafted jewelry designs of Trudy Adler. Trudy's latest offerings are signature pieces made of gleaming copper.

Mason Fine Art Gallery – Mason Fine Art features Julie Halstead, a fabric art painter, and Cindy Eddy, a mosaic artist known for whimsical embellishments.

Two Babes in the Woods – Featuring new works from their Family of Artists.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting local artists and galleries while enhancing Idyllwild’s growing reputation as one of the top 100 Art Towns in America.

For more information, check out the AAI website at www.artinidyllwild.com..
Contact: B. Bailey
1-866-439-5278 artalliancemedia@gmail.com

Flying Pigment Studio


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