Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host the Exhibit III reception on June 18, 4 – 7 pm. This exhibit features the artwork of painters Gretchen Klug, Tom Nachreiner and Leslie Wu, jeweler Olga Ganoudis, furniture maker and sculptor Nathan Hatch, and glass artists Joseph and Georgia Pozycinski. The featured artists will give short talks about their artwork at 5 pm in the gallery courtyard, and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Klug is well known for her use of light and distinctive palette knife technique. “Oil paint is the perfect medium for me – it is expressive, offers surprises, is wonderfully messy, offers texture, produces wonderful color, and a sophisticated result,” says Klug.
Nachreiner works mostly in plein air and is influenced by American, French and Russian Impressionists. His oil paintings are full of energy capturing mood and light with dynamic design.
Wu’s oil paintings explore relationships between power of place, memories, emotion and identity.
Ganoudis creates jewelry inspired by richly patterned fabrics and textured metals. “I’d like to give my collection a sense of discovery, and the marriage of tones and textures enables me to achieve this with the metal,” she says.
Local furniture maker and sculptor Hatch uses the implication of functionality in order to prompt speculation on the part of the viewer. Each piece is purposely ambiguous in order to strengthen the viewer’s attraction to what is not easily definable, encouraging new perspective.
The glass and bronze sculptures of Joseph and Georgia Pozycinski add a colorful and fluid component to the third exhibit. The artists combine the rich properties of bronze with colorful glass in a way that allows light to pass through the glass.
Exhibit III will be displayed through July 13. Edgewood Orchard Galleries is located at 4140 Peninsula Players Road, midway between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. For more information, call 920.868.3579 or visit edgewoodorchard.com.