Monday, March 28, 2011

“Tree Lines” Exhibition at Élan Fine Art Gallery

“Tree Lines” Exhibition at Élan Fine Art Gallery Provides Varied Perspectives in Art

427 Broad Street in Sewickley

As this year’s Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk opens on Arbor Day, Élan Gallery felt it only fitting to partner with Fern Hollow Nature Center with an exhibition entitled “Tree Lines”, on display from April 29th through May 28th at 427 Broad Street in Sewickley.

Artists with roots in Southwestern Pennsylvania offer their perspectives on trees in a variety of styles and media. From glass, sculpture, and furniture to works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, photography, digital artwork and woodcut prints, there is something for every taste and interest. Élan Gallery is also branching out to the East Side of Pittsburgh by bringing to Sewickley custom made furniture, fashioned from reclaimed wood, by Urban Tree Forge.

A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will benefit Fern Hollow Nature Center’s Native Tree Walk. In addition to interesting works of art, Élan Gallery also will be offering gallery talks on Saturday, April 30th, featuring Fern Hollow and selected artists. Plus, on display will be beautiful rain barrels painted by local school children which will be raffled off to benefit Fern Hollow’s Natural Outdoor Classroom. The drawing will be held at Fern Hollow and the Sewickley Heights History Center's Family Fun Day on May 21st.

The artist reception is open to the public during the Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk on Friday, April 29 from 5pm –9pm at Élan Gallery. Gallery hours for this month long event are Thursday and Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday from 11am –8pm and by appointment.

Artists featured in this exhibition: Clare Ascani, Joan Barenbregge, Linda Breen, Darlene Dech, Kate Gillery, Jeffrey Moyer, Gail Murray, Mark Panza, Charles Pitcher, Sherrie Plonski, Joe Renckly, Phil Salvato, James Shipman, Ron Thurston, and Hugh Watkins.

Also, see artists paint en plein air during May Mart on Saturday, May 7th from noon – 2pm, and celebrate your four legged friends during Sewickley Unleashed on May 14th from noon – 2pm at Élan Gallery.

Joan Barenbregge


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