October and November Exhibit: “Holding/Space: Presence and Possibility".
The next exhibit at Second Story Gallery will showcase two artists for a special two-month show. Ami Brimhall brings her abstract paintings and Linda Kliewer will show pierced pottery vessels in a show called “Holding/Space: Presence and Possibility.”
Both artists will unveil their work at a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library. The show will continue through Saturday, Nov. 30.
Brimhall describes her acrylic paintings as bold shapes to signify presence, with unfinished marks and even scratches to suggest possibilities. “How do we choose to hold space for ourselves and for each other?” she asks. “My work wants to remind us of optimism and courage.”
Kliewer, the ceramic artist, says she forms her pieces and then carves out spaces to represent nature in the form of tendrils and flowers. Most have a simple earthenware finish although she will add interior color and underglaze for emphasis.
At the Oct. 4 reception, Rob Lewis will be providing rhythms on his keyboard and refreshments will be served. For the remainder of the month, the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. 360-834-4692 625 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, www.secondstorygallery.net.
About the Gallery
The Second Story Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located upstairs at the Camas Public Library. The gallery, originally launched in the early 1980’s, is now managed by the Second Story Gallery Society (SSGS), a volunteer organization, in conjunction with the Camas Public Library.
The focus of the Second Story Gallery is to engage the community in the development and appreciation of the visual arts. The Society organizes monthly exhibits for display in the gallery.
Each month, a First Friday artist’s reception is held where the community is invited to gather, meet, and encourage emerging artists from our local area. In addition, the gallery promotes the public’s understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by fostering discussion and sponsoring lectures and other educational activities that nurture the creative spirit.
If you are an artist and would like to be considered for an exhibition, or someone looking to be involved in a local arts group, please contact a board member or visit the Society online at http://www.secondstorygallery.net/.
2019 Second Story Gallery Society Board of Governors
President: Barb Baldus
Vice President: Ardy Ogan
Secretary: Sherry McCarthy
Treasurer: Bob Burke