Spring is on the Way! Artists’ Gallery has two very talented artists featured during March in the gallery. Dorothy Moniz and Marily Badger along with the 25+ other artists in the gallery invite you to join them for the monthly Second Saturday Art Night on March 14 from 4-6pm.
Each featured artist has developed their own unique styles and techniques to celebrate art.
Marily Badger has been perfecting her fine art glass creations for many years, beginning in Hawaii. The islands still inspire much of her creativity.
The gallery will be featuring Marily’s etched and carved glass which is made primarily through sandblasting. The process involves taking a piece of plate glass, or a hand-blown vase and covering it with stencil material, creating a design and transferring the design to the stencil.
Essentially she traces all over again on the design with the knife and carefully sandblasts the exposed surface. For this she uses a hobby knife with a #11 blade. Her careful attention to detail reveals the remarkable depths of the final design. The work is done in layers and she gets one chance to get it right…there are no re-dos!
Marily also has some colorful and beautiful fused glass in the gallery including jewelery as well as functional items like night lights and sushi trays.
Dorothy Moniz says, “Most of my work walks a fine line between abstraction and representational, my favorite way to create art.”
The two images feature Morning on the Deschutes. This is a watercolor of the river created while out for a hike one morning. I chose watercolor for this image as it reveals the softness of the morning changes in the light.
The other image is Growing Together. This is a collage she created of various papers and color while at an artist’s workshop last summer in Astoria. Can you imagine yourself walking though these woods?
Dorothy and Marily along with the 25+ other artists in the gallery invite you to join them for the monthly Second Saturday Art Night on March 14 from 4-6pm. Food and wine and fun!
Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com