Friday, September 16, 2011

Exciting Fall Events

While we still have a few more days of official summer left, our traditionally busy autumn calendar is really filling up with some of the most exciting artistic events in which Gallery One has ever had a part! Whether you're looking for new art, a live appearance of a major artist, art lectures or even community art, the fall art calendar is going to keep you busy!

Let's start with a brand new fund raising effort by Willoughby's Fine Art Association called Gallery Hop. From September 22 - October 21, visit five of seven participating art galleries in Lake County, pick up a special card and collect their unique punch. Go to The Fine Arts Association to attend the October performances of "ART" and receive $5 off an adult ticket AND ten FREE raffle tickets for the Gallery Hop auction. (Discount valid ONLY with proof of punched "ART" postcards. Seating based on availability.) Participating galleries include Gallery One, Fine Arts Association, Lakeland Community College, Finestra Gallery, Waterloo Studio & Gallery, Willoughby Hills Gallery, and Beaded Lady. Read more about it here.

Alan Brown, Gallery One and Gallery Giclées have donated Alan's The Lighthouse - Evolved to the Gallery Hop raffle. Using artistic license and photographic expertise, Alan has created an "evolved" rendition of the much beloved Fairport Lighthouse. "Evolved" images are "monoprints" with variations related to color, composition and/or form.

Coinciding perfectly with the Gallery Hop is the appearance of Carl Brenders, one of the world's most revered artists of the natural world, at Gallery One on September 23 & 24. During Carl's Friday evening appearance, he will lecture informally at 7 p.m. His visit also coincides with the official release of two new works by the Belgian painter. The two new images, Just Shy of Sly and Island Shores - Snowy Egret, are printed and distributed worldwide by Gallery

Giclées, a Mentor company owned by Norah Lynne and Alan Brown.

At 73, Brenders is one of the two or three most recognized wildlife painters in the world. He has visited Gallery One close to a dozen times since 1989 because he has such a strong following of collectors in Ohio. Of course, parking and admission are free. Wine and cheese will be served. There couldn't be a better time to pick up your special Gallery Hop ticket and start collecting punches. More information can be found at

We've also scheduled this season's popular Felicia Zavarella art lecture series on the first Saturdays of October, November and December at 10:30 a.m. We'll post the complete schedule in this blog and on our facebook page, so stay in touch for a list of the artists she'll feature. Felicia's free lectures are as interesting and informative as they are entertaining and include complimentary coffee and donuts. If you haven't had the opportunity to experience them, do yourself a favor and mark your calendar now.

Wow! If that's not enough to get your creative juices flowing, I don't know what is! We're looking forward to seeing you at any and all these events. But, that's all for now!