“A Colorful Confluence”
by Virginia Leonnig and Carol Pulvermacher
November 10th – December 4th
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Virginia Leonnig and Carol Pulvermacher have designed this show as a collaborative two year effort that expresses their love and interest in Pacific Northwest wildlife. Both of their styles, choice of materials and media are very different, but for this show they have chosen specific animals native to the Pacific Northwest as subject matter. They have also synchronized the size of their work to create an interesting play between their works when hung side by side. It is an exciting and surprising confluence of color, ideas and expression.
The show runs from November 10th through December 4th at the Chessman Gallery, inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, with an opening reception of Friday Dec. 10th from 5 to 7 pm. Both artists will be in attendance to answer questions and talk about their work. See more of Carol’s work at www.lazydogwood.com
Virginia Leonnig loves a good thunderstorm! The house where she grew up in Maryland was surrounded by huge oak and beech trees. She and her brother used to go out on the screened porch on the third floor to watch the trees bend over, feel the rain pelt on their faces, see the lightening knife across the sky and feel the thunder in their chests. Many of her painted landscapes still reflect these feelings. They are full of excitement, movement, strength and often mystery. They are meant to be emotional and to look beyond and below the surface of things. To show the power, motion and constant state of change that to me defines Mother Nature. In fact, she tries to infuse all of her works with these same qualities in one way or another.
Of all the influences on Virginia’s work, a sailing adventure was the greatest. She was allowed uninterrupted time to focus on her work and to observe all that was around her. Since there was a new landscape around each corner, she learned to look at the world with “fresh eyes” and a childlike sense of wonder. That has helped her to view the familiar places at home with the same eyes. On return from her trip, she decided that if she could get up the courage to sail half way around the world she could most certainly give being a full time painter/artist a try.
The sail boat is moored in Newport, not too far away and she has a wonderful studio with a view of the ocean that still fascinates her AND she still love a whopping good storm. Online see Virginia’s work at www.vleonnig.com
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