Please Note: David Paul Bayles Lecture Rescheduled

New Date: Saturday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.

Sadly, David is heading to California for a family emergency and won’t be able to give the lecture we had scheduled for Saturday, April 18th.

Please join us next Saturday the 25th at 6:00 p.m. for a rescheduled, free lecture by David Paul Bayles, our featured artist in the gallery in April, showing photographs from his Falling Trees series. From his early days as a logger in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to his present home on Dreaming Forest Farm outside Corvallis, David Paul Bayles has lived and worked from, with and in the trees. His embrace of the paradox we all live—trees as resource and trees as sentient beings—has provided a singular focus and fertile ground for his photography for over 25 years. His stories about his journey from logger to committed environmentalist are fascinating and heartening and will spark an intriguing conversation around Arbor Day, which is April 24, 2009. Preview David’s photographs here.

Artist Spotlight

Linda Welch • Showing in the Gallery Through April 25

Linda Welch has found her way to Portland (by way of California) and now to 23 Sandy Gallery! Her art encompasses a broad range of techniques utilizing paper, textiles, paint, and even concrete. Common to the use of these mediums are her many sources of inspiration—“history, rituals, words, beauty, imperfections, and the nuances of nature.” According to Linda, the process of “gathering raw material is as significant as the manipulation in determining a final composition.” Linda’s work often employs the use of collage. Some of her pieces reflect collaboration with French artist Robert Jean Ray.

Linda’s exhibit of handmade books, paintings, and sculpture is not to be missed. You will find her unique books full of surprises—some visible and others hidden—and a few encapsulated between pages that are stitched and wrapped together. No less amazing are Linda’s sculptural pieces. Her techniques are as fascinating as the finished work. Linda is also showing several paintings. Her use of collage, line, and color create movement that is sometimes calm and other times frenzied. Linda’s work is dimensional, tactile, intriguing, and enticing – and like all good art – will make you curious about her journey to the final statement. Fortunately the words “Do Not Touch” mean nothing at 23 Sandy Gallery. Come in and prepare to enjoy the full experience. Linda Welch will be showing her work through April 25. You can preview some of her work on her online catalog here.

Watercolor Travel Journal with Linda Daily

Four Tuesday Evenings, June 2-23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Learn to keep a watercolor journal whether you are traveling near or far. In this four-evening workshop Linda will teach her low-tech, tactile method of capturing a visual record of everyday observations such as your garden, city scapes, or even your favorite coffee house. Come learn how watercolor journaling can encourage you to slow down and truly observe your surroundings. More information and registration here.

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