An Artistic Journey: Inspired by the Morris Graves Foundation
Fourteen Watercolor painters convened at the Morris Graves Estate and Foundation near Eureka to engage artist Morris Graves’ techniques, portfolio, and legacy. The show at the A Woman’s Eye Gallery Annex reflects that encounter.
Events during the show include:
- Saturday December 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Artist Reception
- Saturday December 14 at 1:00 PM a Holiday Concert by Vocal Divine. Original, Folk and Classical Guitar, Voice.
- Sunday December 22 at 4:00 PM Holiday music by Golden Gate Harmony
An Artistic Journey reflectsÂ the five day journey that fourteen watercolorists shared at the Morris Grave Foundation where they learned from his work and painter in his environment.Â The painting experience was coordinated by local artist and instructor Kay Russell.
Watercolorists in this show: Gail Block, Mary Clofalo, Sue Fandel, Carol Freidenberg,Â Joselyn Hunter, Peter Jamochian, Marlene Kramer, Mimi Makowsky, Camille Morishige, Lynette Porteous, Pam Robinowitz, Peg Robinson, Liz Schiff, and Heather Solway.
From the Seattle Times:Â â€œOne of the Northwest’s most revered artists â€” and certainly the most legendary â€” Graves spent the last 35 years of his life at The Lake, this remote 195-acre estate in Loleta, Calif. Graves died here in May at the age of 90 and set off a tsunami of nostalgia for the glory days of Northwest art, the days when the Museum of Modern Art and its employees bought up Graves paintings by the dozens and Life magazine made famous “The Mystic Painters of the Northwest.” A charismatic personality and world-renowned artist, Graves lived a life that vacillated between the utter seclusion of his several forest abodes and a glamorous dalliance with the cream of international society.
In the Northwest, Graves became as famous for the amazing houses he built as for his introspective paintings. But few ever saw these places, and the public was generally excluded. At the California home that was his last, Graves maintained a heavy veil of secrecy. Stories abound about his reclusiveness.â€
AWE Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM.Â The work of the collective of 6 artists in the main gallery is also always changing so drop by and enjoy lots of wonderful art.Â (Free parking at herchurch, the purple church).
Enjoy a glass of wine and wonderful watercolors!