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“Road to Melba” by Betty Mallorca

It’s fall in McCall, and winter is on its way. On October 6, Gallery Fifty-Five will host a reception for painter Betty Mallorca and for new work by ceramicist Katharina Roth. Betty specializes in landscapes and abstract paintings that celebrate color and the natural world. Her response to nature and color is visceral, a response that she expresses in large format to powerful effect. Gallery Fifty-Five member Katharina Roth has a new line of work in porcelain that she is excited to share with you. You will admire the delicate quality of Katherina’s work, influenced by her studies in Switzerland, the U.S. and China.

Also, meet our newest member, Linda Berberick, who brings not only traditional ceramics to the gallery but plenty of humor with her fabulous ceramic figures and faces.

Meet all the artists and see the art at our First Saturday reception, October 6, 4-8 p.m., with music by Mike Rutledge, wine by Bistro 45 and appetizers.

Gallery Fifty-Five is a nonprofit artist cooperative.

When: Saturday, October 6, 4-8 pm.

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake Street, McCall, Idaho

Admission: Free

New work by Katharina Roth

“I’ve Got a Frog in My Throat” by Linda Berberick

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Dan Wilson

We had so much fun at our jam session in August, Gallery 55 will host another jam session with Dan Wilson and Friends, 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. If you would like to jam or just enjoy the music and art, come on by. Admission is free, and we will be serving beer and wine from Bistro 45.

Works of art from guest artist Terri Axness and more than twenty local artists will be on display.

What: Dan Wilson and Friends Jam Session

When: September 15, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake St, downtown McCall, lakefront

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Dan Wilson

Gallery 55 is hosting a jam session of Americana music with Dan Wilson and Friends, 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. If you would like to jam or just enjoy the music and art, come on by. Admission is free, and we will be serving locally-brewed beer.

Works of art from guest artist Pam Demo and more than twenty local artists will be on display daily through August.

What: Dan Wilson and Friends Jam Session

When: August 18, 3:30 – 6 pm

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake St, downtown McCall

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Photo by Melissa Shelby

Gallery 55 is pleased to offer for sale, as a fundraiser for McCall’s Children’s Theater, the masks that Robin Klassner, Kay La Bella, Etta Mayfield, Katrina Rude, Marnie Sell and Victoria Sell created for the 2017 fall production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” The production was presented by the McCall Arts and Humanities Council’s Children’s Theater program by special arrangement with Music Theatre International with stage direction and choreography by Dawn Kolden and music direction by Linda Mayer. You can view these beautiful masks at the gallery through the month of June. Your purchase of a mask supports more great opportunities for local youth to participate in high-quality theater education. Director Kolden tells us that wearing a mask created for an actor “is a privilege. As the actor prepares for the role, the artist prepares for the creation of the mask. Each mask has an energy and, when brought to life on stage, it is palpable.” Come by the gallery and feel the energy.

Please join us for a reception on June 2, 4-8 pm, Gallery 55, 311 E. Lake St., McCall.

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Art on the Lake, May 5

Art on the Lake: It’s crazy spring weather, but the trend is warming. Yes, think positive! Celebrate the return of sunny days at our First Saturday reception on May 5th, 4-8 pm. Watch the lake thaw and party with us. Enjoy appetizers, wine by Bistro 45 and music by Mike Rutledge in a gallery setting. Aptly-named Lauren Kistner Day is our sunny guest artist for May and you will love her nature-inspired textural mixed-media paintings.

 

#24 by Lauren Kistner Day

 

More on Lauren: She is an Idaho native inspired by Idaho’s landscapes and geothermal activities, topography, and other natural phenomena. In 2005 she received a BFA in Painting and Photography at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle,Washington, and has been actively researching and exploring her career for over ten years. She has had the honor of becoming an Artist in Residence Fellow with Boise Department of Arts and History, contributed to the city’s collection of public art, and won awards from national juried exhibitions.  Her works can be found in private and public collections across the United States.

 

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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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