The Moraga Art Gallery’s next show, entitled “Walk on the Wild Side,” runs from August 15th to October 20th and features the distinctive work of member artist Josie Osolin, as well as the wild, whimsical gourds by guest artists, Jenn Norpchen and glass faces by Terry Ow-Wing.
Josie’s own words captures the essence of her work as an artist. “Once upon a time I stumbled on a passage by Georgia O’Keefe that resonated with me: ‘I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.’ My own paintings are original in design and theme. Each reflects a common style incorporating the use of vibrant colors and abstract designs. My approach creates a body of work whose appeal is uplifting, vigorous, dramatic, sometimes gentle, often forceful. Ever present is a sense of movement and vitality that adds an aura of vibrancy and sophistication to any setting, from avant-garde to traditional. My intent is to create individually inspired works, permitting a personal expression that is free from the influence of either instructors or other artists. I enjoy doing commission work with clients to satisfy their preferences for canvas size and colors to complement their décor.”
Also featured in the show are two guest artists: Jenn Norpchen, specializing in wild, whimsical gourds, reincarnated as birds. frogs, snails and other creatures, and Terry Ow-Wing, an Asian-influenced glass artist whose work has evolved from her background in architecture, photography, and glass blowing.
Running from August 15 through October 20, the show also includes work by the gallery’s 14 other members. An opening reception, to which the public is invited, will be take place on Saturday, August 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come to see the art, meet the artists, sip a glass of wine and enjoy conversation with other local art lovers. The gallery is located in the Rheem Shopping Center, at 522 Center Street, Moraga. Its hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m, through November. For more information, visit http://www.moragaartgallery.com or call 925-376-5407.