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First Friday Fling set for Jan. 8

LAKEPORT – Because the first Friday of January fell on New Year's Day, the Main Street Gallery's First Friday Fling reception for artists will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m. and will feature the art work of six new artists.


New to the Main Street Gallery is the unique wall sculptures of Ted Kirby executed in mixed medium.


Also, showing for the first time at the Gallery is Richard Hoyt with his work in figurative photography.


Ginger Ingersoll returns to the gallery demonstrating her talent in sketching and in oils.


Diana Liebe once again delights us with her charming work in watercolors.


Meredith Gambrel shows her distinctive style in acrylics, while Richard Seisser continues to amaze us with his broad spectrum of work in pastels.


Continuing in the January show are Bruce Vandariss, exhibiting his vivid paintings done in colored pencil; Toni Stewart's one-of-a-kind handcrafted hats; popular artist Ray Farrow is showing a new side of his talent with his abstracts while Elaine Lewis displays her flair with acrylics.


Each of Bill Blum's miniature wooden gnome homes hold a surprise and to accompany them, Chris Schreier has fashioned wee folk art gnomes. Phil Mathewson gives a new dimension to the show with his bold and provocative abstracts. Jo Bergeson presents an eclectic show in oils with subject matter ranging from nudes to abstracts; while Shelby Posada hangs a collection of her work in pastels.


We are pleased to welcome back the students from Upper Lake under the instruction of Anna and Jennifer Sabalone. Last year this students delighted us with their miniature clay creations, and we look forward to new surprises in this show.


We invite you to join us in a celebration of the New Year and our featured artists while sampling the wide variety of wines available in Lake County. Adding to the festivities of the evening will be the "blue velvet" voice and percussion stylings of Neon who will be accompanied by guitarist and vocalist Mike Wilhelm.


The Main Street Gallery and Gift Shop is located at 325 N. Main St. in Lakeport. More information can be obtained by calling 707-263-6658.


Shelby Posada is executive director of the Lake County Arts Council.

 

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