Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A visit to The Old Schoolhouse Gallery is always a delightful experience. Sharon Marks, gallery owner, has assembled a Fall Treasures show from artists that include Lois Bradley, Casey Pendergast, Tricia Love, Lesley Long, Cheryl Kabala, David Schneider and two new artists, Gene Case and George Howard Hayes III. I've been a fan of Casey’s ceramic art for some time. His clay pieces are influenced by both organic themes and industrial design. Tricia Love is also a favorite of mine with her realistic watercolor paintings and limited edition pen and ink prints. I recently purchased two of her classic pieces, “Milk Cans” and “Tailgate Chilis," for my guest room at home.
It was the artwork of Gene Case that caught my eye today. Her multi-media, wall sculptures are made of reclaimed metal, ribbons, twistie-ties, book marks, and jewelry pieces, meticulously woven together and mounted on polished wood frames. The artwork is beautiful. Only upon closer inspection do the materials used look familiar to the viewer. Also, noteworthy is the work of George Howard Hayes III (nicknamed Hauie, which often appears on his artwork). Each of Hauie’s paintings feature vivid colors and subtle nuances; all carefully crafted with precise attention to detail. Hauie’s broad range of paintings include everything from Abstract, Fantasy, Flower, Myth to Nature and Portraits. He has a handful of visually pleasing art on view at the gallery but to fully understand the breath of his work you must visit his website at www.hauieart.com.
Fall Treasures will hang during the month of October at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery, 12504 North Hwy.14, San Antonito, NM ~ 505.281.1250
Posted by Gale O'Brien at 3:50 PM