June 1 – For the June installment of its “First Friday of the Month” event, the Orland Art Gallery will present “Sunlight and Shadows,” featuring artists Beverly Wilson and Carl Ciliax.
“Beverly Wilson and Carl Ciliax once again grace our gallery, providing ample evidence of their ability to create stunning works of art. Beverly’s vibrant oil paintings are bursting with rich color that touches every person and every place in every painting,” reads a statement released by the gallery. “The images of harvesters and hills covered in vineyards, or rows of crops that cover California valleys, and buildings old and new, all seem lit from within.”
According to the release, Wilson turns to pastels for his western scenes, skillfully rendered on textured canvas to convey the strength and poetic beauty of the cowboy lifestyle.
“Ciliax has lived this life and knows it well,” the statement read. “His beautifully crafted bronzes highlight his reality. Accurate in every detail, his sculptures honor those who inhabit the traditional west, animals and people alike.”
One of his large bronzes, “Sagebrush and Silence,” adorns historic downtown Orland.
“With honesty and skill, Carl’s work captures the traditional Western spirit and truth in his stories,” the statement read.
The reception will be Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Orland Art Center Gallery, 732 Fourth St. in Orland.
The artists will be on hand during the reception and Veronica Wiedeman will also perform live on the small grand piano.
The Orland Art Center gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.orlandartcenter.com.