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Art on the Lake, April 6

Art on the Lake: April is for Ceramics! For our First Saturday reception and the month of April, Gallery 55 celebrates ceramic artists Alan Giltzow and Kevin Flynn and Amber Day with Flynn Day Pottery. Alan is a McCall artist who specializes in wall ceramics with a unique sense of humor.  Boise potters Keven and Amber became Flynn Day Pottery in 2011. You can find them at the Capital City Public Market in Boise from April to December. Stop by the gallery on April 7 to celebrate everything clay and everything art. Wine by Bistro 45 and music by Mike Rutledge.

 

He’s Such a Nice Kitty by Alan Giltzow

 

Ceramic by Flynn Day Pottery

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Art on the Lake: Did you know that Gallery 55 has a reception every First Saturday? And March weather is a great reason to get out there and party. Drop by the gallery, at 311 E. Lake Street on Saturday, March 3, from 4-8:00 p.m. We’ll have wine by Bistro 45, appetizers, and music by Mike Rutledge. Our featured artist is Thea Belecz.

Milling in the Past by Thea Belecz

Thea combines photographic and traditional fiber and bookbinding techniques into contemporary textile masterpieces. Her work intuitively captures the mood of nature, weather and their effects on people.

She comes by this naturally, as she grew up in the woods, fields and shoreline of Lake Michigan and then graduated from the Forestry School at Michigan State. Graduation landed her a job in Idaho where she was initially overwhelmed by the area’s vast unpopulated spaces. But today she has grown accustomed to and revels in Idaho landscapes. You will appreciate that sentiment when you see her work.

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Ceramic Monster by Benita Giltzow and Etta Mayfield

Art on the Lake: There is so much going on: Winter Carnival, Valentine’s Day, workshops and art at Gallery 55! For a special treat, drop by the gallery, at 311 E. Lake Street, on Saturday, February 3, from 4-8:00 p.m. We’ll have wine by Bistro 45, appetizers, and music by Mike Rutledge. Our featured artists are ceramicists Benita Giltzow and Etta Mayfield, and the guest artist is photographer Melissa Shelby.

 

Photo by Melissa Shelby

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By Katharina Roth

Please welcome Katharina Roth, our newest member, to Gallery 55. You saw her work when she was guest artist in December. Her art was so popular, we invited her to join us permanently.

Her work evokes Chinese ceramics but with her own twist. Katharina writes, “In fall of 2016 I spent six weeks in a residency program in Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capitol for over 2000 years. I loved every minute of my time there – the close interaction with Chinese craft people, the many hours spent in the studio with other artists, and the lessons in some of the techniques that are so unique to Chinese ceramics.”

This immersion changed the way she work. While her previous work mostly used white unglazed porcelain, she now adds many layers to the clay with slips, oxides, glazes, decals, and luster. The work is stunning.

Come see her work at Gallery 55, on the lake, at 311 E. Lake St., McCall.

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Self Portrait in Color by Laurel Lake McGuire

 

Art on the Lake: Shopping for art and meeting local artists. What could be more fun in the new year? Drop by the gallery, at 311 E. Lake Street on Saturday, January 6, from 4-8:00 p.m. We’ll have wine by Bistro 45, appetizers, and music by Mike Rutledge. Our featured artist is watercolorist Laurel Lake McGuire.

About our featured artist:

Boise artist Laurel Lake McGuire has lived many places in the United States, frequently packing up her paints and brushes to follow her Marine husband to his next duty station. Although frequent moves played havoc at times with the continuity of her career in art, they also brought new subjects, new color choices and the support and fellowship of artists all over the U.S.

Now settled in Boise, she is intent on continuing her development as an artist and expand her impact in the art world. Watercolor is her primary medium and flowers are the subject closest to her heart. Recently she was honored to have two floral paintings selected for the Women Artist of the West’s annual exhibition, with one of her paintings awarded Best of Show. Another of her paintings in that show was featured in an article in Southwest Art magazine.

The paintings Laurel has selected for Gallery Fifty-Five’s January Featured Artist show gives us a welcome dose of brightness and color in the midst of winter, drawing on florals,  garden scenes and summer landscapes to cheer us up.

For more information about Laurel, see laurellakemcquire.artspan.com, or follow her on Facebook.

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Photo provided by Stephen Douglas

What a happy gang of Gallery 55 members at our reception on December 9, selling art for $49 and having a good time, too!

Left to right:
Top row: Theresa Burkes, Stephen Douglas
Middle row: Alan Giltzow, Thea Belecz, Benita Giltzow, Genie Sue Weppner, Connie McClaran
Front row: Mary Butler, Etta Mayfield

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Art by Genie Sue Weppner

 

Announcing our 2017 Art for $49 Party!
December 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake Street, McCall

This happens only once a year. Gallery Fifty-Five Artists are making art for the holidays and selling it for $49 each for one night only. We will unveil the art at 6 p.m. and start the sale! Refreshments and wine will be served. Music by Mike Rutledge.

 

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