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“Parfleche 6” by Pam Demo

August in McCall is heaven on earth. Come enjoy the lakeside scene at Gallery 55, August 4, 4-8 pm, at a special reception for guest artist Pam Demo with wine by Bistro 45, music by Mike Rutledge and a delectable array of appetizers. You will experience Pam’s mixed-media constructions, common objects skillfully transformed into fine art. See more about Pam at pamdemo.com. Please also welcome our newest member, Stephen Baughman, who works in watercolor and many other media.  Pam and Stephen’s art, plus works of art from more than twenty Idaho artists, will be on display through August, 11-6 daily.

What: First Saturday Reception

When: August 4, 4 – 8 pm

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

“Untitled” by Stephen Baughman

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“Tuetano” by Liane Kerting-Vick

First Saturday in July follows the Fourth and we promise the art will sparkle at our reception on July 7 at the gallery. Equine painter Liane Kerting-Vick is our guest artist. Her art features the endangered Barb horse, a direct descendant of horses brought by the Spanish Conquest and the Catholic missions. We also have a new member artist, Candace Bonawitz, whose beautiful ceramics you are sure to appreciate. Come enjoy all of the art by Liane, Candace and our artist members, music by Mike Rutledge, complimentary wine from Bistro 45 and an array of delicious appetizers. It’s Gallery Fifty-Five, downtown McCall, the place to be, every first Saturday.

What: First Saturday Reception

When: July 7, 4 – 8 pm

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

“Iris” by Candace Bonawitz

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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, June 2

Out Behind the Barn by Debbie Barnett

The gallery has new hours beginning Memorial Day weekend, 11-6, seven days a week! Come join us any day but especially for our first Saturday reception on June 2nd, 4-8 pm. It’s the best party in town. Enjoy new art by guest artist Debbie Barnett, fabulous appetizers, wine by Bistro 45 and music by Mike Rutledge at Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 East Lake Street, McCall, Idaho.

 

About Guest Artist Debbie Barnett: Debbie tells us, “I am a native Idahoan, life long rancher and life long artist. Although it isn’t uncommon for this to happen, my interests have intertwined in a way that I had not foreseen. Art and ranching have a lot in common. Both require fortitude and determination and nothing is static. Ranching provides the subject matter and the art is the medium I use to record the lifestyle. My subjects are often animals either wild or domestic and the landscapes I paint are usually the rural and wild settings that fuel the imaginations and hearts of many. Old trucks and tractors speak to a time that has come and gone. The characters and personalities of the people I meet also interest the artist in me.”

See more about Debbie at debbiebarnett-art.com.

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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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