"Walnut" by Penelope Dews
Celebrating Our New Gallery
Illahe Studios & Gallery is now open at our new location on the corner of Fourth and B Streets! We are excited to have the added space and ability to feature two diversely talented artists for the month of September: Sculptor, Penelope Dews and Watercolor Artist, Christine Dougherty. Combining the studio and gallery allows us to offer an artist’s demonstration and slide show during First Friday Art Walk.
Penelope Dews is known for her Anagama Kiln fired pottery and sculptures. Penelope’s subjects are animals, natural forms, and ancient artifacts. She is “particularly attracted to reproducing tiny objects and making them much larger than their original size.” Anagama wood firing is an unpredictable and exciting process, creating uniquely beautiful pieces with textured layers in warm earthy tones. There are only about 10 Anagama type kilns in Oregon. Visit with Penelope and see her slide show of this interesting firing process during our First Friday Artist Reception.
"Sunrise Trees" by Christine Doughtery
Christine Dougherty’s “keen observation of the constantly changing forces of nature” inspires her to paint what she loves, the beauty of the natural world. Painting plein air whenever possible, her transparent watercolors capture the essence of “living watercolors,” such as the ever-changing formations of clouds in the sky. Recently Christine has digitally transferred her watercolors onto ceramic tiles, “the perfect way to transport this fragile medium into a waterproof tile mural.” Christine will demonstrate her painting process during our First Friday Artist Reception.