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Summer shows abound at Lunaria

The Main Floor Gallery exhibit at Lunaria Gallery this month is “Life: Adversity and Bliss” featuring the artwork of Lunaria member Michele Ballantyne.

“Making art from the heart, from the gut, takes a deeper look than making art that is pretty or people pleasing. Life is full spectrum. Experiences are full spectrum. In this show I embrace the full spectrum, from the pain of sharp to the delight of sparkle, and the colors in between,” Ballantyne explained.

The artist will give a talk Saturday, July 15, 5 p.m. at the gallery, 113 N. Water St., Silverton. The gallery is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show runs through July 31.

Also on display is “Portraits of Inspiring Women in the Classical Style: Part Two”by Lunaria member Anne Shams. 

“I studied the classical portraiture technique for a year with Silverton’s classically trained artist and teacher Ulan Moore. On Ulan’s recommendation, in 2019 I studied portraiture from the model for 80 hours at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy,” Shams said.

In the Loft Gallery is “Living in Our Heads” by visiting artist  Kerri Evonuk.

“The style of my work is Modern Surrealism. My work encompasses a symbolic reflection-desire to build or sprout new ideas and dreams,” Evonuk said.

In August, Lunaria will host its Main Floor showcase,“Connecting With Nature,” with Mary Goodson’s dyed, painted and stitched works and Lee Jacobson’s wheel-thrown ceramics and textural forms. Each shares the creative fruits of their parallel journeys on separate paths.

Upstairs in the Loft Gallery, Sally Bills Bailey’s vivid paintings, “Bold Colors, Bold Shapes,” will be on display.

The two August shows debut Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 28, with an opening reception at on First Friday, Opening Reception, First Friday, Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m.

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