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"FATHOM" Gallery Show Opening at OHCA

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FATHOM: the Essence of Water”

July 3 – July 31, 2012

First Tuesday Opening Reception, July 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an open house and reception for its July exhibit “FATHOM: the Essence of Water” juried by artists Suzie Buchholz and Gordon Huether.  The show runs through July 31, 2012.   

This July, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is inviting artists to fathom water in all of its forms and essences; its symbols and traditions (in all cultures); and to share all their individual relations and experiences with it as it emerges in their artworks.

Juror Suzie Buchholz’s bold and vibrant abstract paintings gleefully deconstruct modern life with a looseness and freedom that is underlaid with small notes, old sewing patterns or other bits and pieces of the past.

Gordon Huether’s has spent much time travelling and creating of large-scale works of public art as well as site-specific art installations.  During his frequent visits to Germany, Huether’s aesthetic vision took an important turn owing to the influence of Professor Johannes Schreiter. While the medium of glass had initially inspired Huether’s material impulses, Schreiter’s work inspired him to unlock and express vital ideas and humanistic passion in his own work. Huether began to concentrate on the intellectual and emotional message one can deliver through an artistic creation. His work became about communicating a story, not just creating objects of beauty.

Also on July 3 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Center will host a Roundtable for the Arts dialogue, where the participating artists will discuss issues relating to their creative processes.  The Roundtable, a monthly event sponsored by the Center, is facilitated by painter, writer and O’Hanlon Center member Dr. Peller Marion. 

The opening show on July 3 is part of the Mill Valley Art Commission’s monthly Gallery Walk, First Tuesday.  The event is free of charge and open to all ages.  Artwork on display is available for purchase.  Proceeds from sales support local artists and the O’Hanlon Center as a non-profit organization.

Also on Exhibit: 

Virginia Stella, “Of Heaven and Earth”

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by Virginia Stella.  Virginia says, “I am an artist of earth and sky, using drawing, photography and printmaking mediums. The garden is a fertile place of color, light, form, and texture that affords me plant material for working in my studio. I also work plein air, hoping to discover a new shell, feather or church around the bend.  A trip to Sicily, my ancestral home, heightened my appreciation for creativity and Creators. "Make something beautiful for God" said Mother Teresa. I hope my work fulfills that suggestion and that earthly viewers enjoy my work as well. The Loft Gallery is adjacent to the O’Hanlon Center Gallery on the Center grounds.

O’Hanlon Gallery hours:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues. through Sat., or by appt.

415/388-4331 - 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 ~ www.ohanloncenter.org

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