Join Us at Gallery Michael Gibbons & The Yaquina River Museum of Art for 1st Weekend Toledo Art This December – Holiday refreshments will be offered during First Weekend at GMG and YRMA
“Shining Orb in the Garden” at Gallery Michael Gibbons for 1st Weekend Toledo Art – December 5 & 6
It is said that bugs are kept out of gardens when they see their reflection in a gazing globe. Michael Gibbons painted his garden with a gazing globe in the center ala prima in the pulsating heat of summer in Toledo when the flowers were at their peak of color. Gibbons commented on the many bees and bugs he saw throughout the days it took to paint “Gazing Globe in Our Garden” and was grateful not too many fell into his painting. The artist invites the public to come to his Signature Gallery to see the wide selection of Northwest and Southwest original work he has done as well as a big selection of prints and cards.
“PROMISE” FEATURED EXHIBIT AT DECEMBER 5 &6 1ST WEEKEND TOLEDO ART
Shown at the Yaquina River Museum of Art across the street from Gallery Michael Gibbons!
“Promise”, an annual Christmas show of craft art (Artesania) from Latin America and Europe opens December 5 Saturday & 6 Sunday 1st Weekend Toledo art in the Yaquina River Museum of Art (YRMA) School House Exhibit, 151 NE Alder St. from Noon-4:00pm each day. The public is cordially invited to view this extensive collection from Judy Gibbon’s living and traveling in Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile. Light refreshments are served by the Friends of the YRMA. This show will be up through January 24, 2015 and the School House is regularly open Wed.-Sun. noon to 4:00pm. For more information please call The Vicarage House Museum (541) 336 2797.
Pictured is a Peruvian Nativity scene “Retablo” made of hand-carved and painted figurines fitted in a backed frame box. The bottom portion of the box depicts base and raucous living. The upper scene is one of life progression to a higher level of well- being culminating in the nativity of Christ /The Messiah. Three Peruvian oversize Wise-men of the East are in motion in their search to find the Christ child on the edge of the display.
A Colombian wool hand-woven embroidered Christmas tree skirt depicting 3 scenes (Colombia, USA, and Religious) is another featured article along with Icons from Greece, Russia and a large oil painting of typical village life from a Leper’s viewpoint while living in a treatment facility in Colombia. Deacon Pauline Morrison, ST John’s Historic Episcopal Church, Toledo, has annually loaned an Icon painted by Sherry Lynch, official Iconographer of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland. New to the exhibit this year is a set of 14 Stations of the Cross original cloisonné made by Episcopal Sister Ellen Stephen, St Helena Order, Seattle. Weavings and handmade tablecloths from Guatemala will also be shown.
The Yaquina River Museum of Art has established a creditable collection of fine art which includes many local artists and is shown in a rotation throughout the year. The Museum established the Annual Plein Air Show and Juried competition to encourage artists to work in the estuaries of the Yaquina Bay. YRMA sponsors the Labor Day Art Walk which features art done by Toledo artists and invited friends. The Museum Mission Statement includes a focus of art generated by and about the land and people of the Yaquina River watershed region.