Betty Gray Gallery closes as the Meadows Dining Room and the Owl’s Nest to prepare for renovation beginning January 5 and continuing through mid-May.
The celebratory reopening of the Resort Lodge on Memorial Day weekend will include the unveiling of a major four panel wood carving by Monica Setziol-Phillips to be installed over the main fireplace in the Great Room of the Meadows. The carving incorporates both carved wood and weaving and will provide a striking addition to the Great Room of the Meadows and Owl’s Nest.
Setziol-Phillips follows in the footsteps of her noted father, Leroy Setziol, whose carvings were among the early artwork commissioned for the then new Sunriver Lodge in the mid-sixties. An example of her art appears with this article.
The Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery will also join in the reopening celebration with a fine art exhibition featuring the prints of Margot Voorhies Thompson which reflect her interest in calligraphy and reference letterforms from many eras. Joining Thompson will be the contemporary quilts of Janet Gray Webster, daughter of founders John and Betty Gray.
The exhibition underscores the nearly 50 year history of Sunriver Resort and brings full circle the continuing presence of fine art in the gallery throughout that period. Setziol-Phillips, Thompson and Webster are also friends of over 30 years of gallery curator, Turner. The 2015 summer season marks the anniversary of Turner’s 20th year in the curatorial role.
The current exhibition in the Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery, the photography of the Oregon Natural Desert Association in the upper level and photography by noted Bend artist Dave Kamperman in the lower level, will continue through January 4, 2015.
Sunriver Resort invites the public to the exhibition during Lodge hours. Billye Turner provides additional info at 503-780-2828 or email@example.com