June featured artists are Richard Frederick – photography, Dorothy Sweet- hand knit hats, Midge Thomas – metal arts and Ken Medenbach- chainsaw creations . Meet them at the 2nd Saturday Meet the Artists Reception June 13, 4-6pm with wine and beer and food.
Dorothy’s Sweet Noggins hats are all hand knit and one of a kind and so very special. Her hat designs and interpretations mirror her personality….fun and stylish, sometimes whimsical and always colorful and unique.
“I am often inspired by the yarn itself. The texture of the fiber or the luscious color pattern can lead me to surprising places. I am amazed how often, somewhere between conception and finished product, my work takes on an unplanned, interesting detour. I love happy accidents.”
Her hats are arranged by age….from newborn and up.
Richard’s ability to produce fine art photographs derives from an extensive background in science together with an acquired ability to “see” the subject matter as more than a collection of inanimate objects. Richard is especially focused on the use of natural light. The light is sought out and seen thru the eye of experience with the passionate desire of capturing its essence. As a seeker of this natural inspirational light, Richard’s work is done in the outdoors.
My reward in photography derives from having captured this instant for all time, as it will never again be the same.
Ken is the gallery’s own artist with a chainsaw. Bears and benches and eagles and pine trees……everything to make your Central Oregon home a unique haven. Ken’s unique and rugged benches have long been a favorite…..functional and earthy and each a unique piece of art. Another favorite are Ken’s bears….each has a unique expression and a job. His bears hold American flags, welcome signs and are even seen catching a fish. And for the Christmas holidays…you can add a Santa hat…for Santa Bears.
The metal art by Midge knows no bounds. Her Central Oregon scenes have been a gallery favorite and Midge has been commissioned to create some very large and unique pieces…..perfect above your hearth. Scenes combine Mount Bachelor, Sparks Lake, trees and elk or deer…and even a canoe or two. Her designs range from great functional key holders to dog silhouettes to bikers and skiers. The collection is constantly changing. Custom orders invited.
Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com