FRIENDS OF WIND AND WATER
mixed media block prints by Francy Blumhagen
June 2- July 2
Francy Blumhagen works in a variety of media, including block printing, woodcut, collage, and wax resist. In her current show she has focused her attention on block prints depicting the great variety of birds and aquatic life that surround her Whidbey Island studio.
Blumhagen explains: “The inspiration for my work comes from the sights and sounds that surround me everyday, the birds and fish of the area, as well as by the colors that are revealed in fields, in water and sky; in the plant-life such as salal, moss, lichen, fir needles, salmonberry, and by grasses of every description forever revealing the new greens of growth."
Her mixed-media includes many kinds of pencils, crayons, acrylic paint, metallic powders, ink, and some wax. The collage is done with paper she has painted on or marked in a variety of ways, and then cut to fit the imagery. They reflect ideas about what she sees — not literal, but nor are they completely abstract.
Francy received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington in 1982 and studied extensively with Jacob Lawrence, Michael Spafford and Norman Lundin.
Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7. Many of our gallery artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.
We’d love to see you!
The rest of the gallery has a broad selection of fine work, ranging from Stephanie Mader's amazing fused glass landscapes and Jacob Kohn's colorful koi paintings, to Sharon Spencer's bronzes, Kathleen Otley's encaustics, jewelry by Tammi Sloan, Barbara Mundell and Mary Ellen O'Connor, and glass by Robert Adamson and Fritz Dreisbach,
as well as pieces from many other fine artists.
For purchases or inquiries contact the gallery at 360/222-3070 or 800/858-5063
July 7 - 30
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May through Sept. WEEKENDS 10 - 6
WEEKDAYS 11 - 5
Oct. through April Tues. by appointment
other weekdays 11 - 4
weekends 10 - 5