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Titled 'Stolen Views,' the exhibit features oil paintings and fused glass from two artists

GARY ALLEN -  Artists Molly Reeves and Vicki Green are displaying their work at the Chehalem Cultural Center from Jan. 22 through March 21.

Art Elements Gallery has unveiled its latest exhibit, which features oil paintings and fused glass art.

The show, titled "Stolen Views," features paintings by Molly Reeves and glass art by Vicki Green. Reeves's paintings feature landscapes, usually near a river or other body of water, while the fused glass art by Green consist of several bowls or other decorative pieces. Reeves's work also features a handful of paintings of birds.

The show opened Jan. 22 and will continue through March 2. There will be a reception with the artists from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Sarah Moore, gallery associate, said the reception is open to the public and the artists will be available to discuss their work, answer questions and meet and greet.

As with other exhibits at Art Elements, the art is for sale. This is also the first show of 2019, as the previous display was the 2018 holiday exhibit.

The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"The show will be on display during Newberg's First Friday Art Walk of Feb. 1 as well as March 1," Moore said. "Molly Reeves will be live painting here at the gallery during the Art Walk on March 1."

According to the gallery's catalogue, Reeves is "an energetic world traveler," who became "completed to record some observations when she learned to write in colors and lines and read the treasures offered to us so generously."

""My work has been displayed locally and nationally and has earned accolades from critics and peers who have bestowed numerous awards.  Hundreds of my works are held in public and private collections," Reeves said in the catalogue. "I am a native Oregonian living in Lake Oswego and an energetic explorer whose journeys inform and enliven my work."

Green returned from a trip to Italy in 2004 inspired, and transitioned from stained glass to work with fused glass, which involves heating glass in a kiln.

"My glass artwork continually evolves and often expresses my interpretation of elements of nature, life experiences and textiles," Green described in the catalogue.

Art Elements reopened last week after the gallery completed repairs and repainting were completed.

Moore said in addition to Stolen Views, the gallery will also host a short "pop-up" show called "Con Amore."

"This shorter show is featuring sketches and studies from two other artists of our gallery, Romona Youngquist and Michael Orwick, who had traveled to Italy on a painting excursion. Their work from this trip will be on display and available Feb. 1 – Feb. 16; this includes the First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 1," Moore said.


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