First Friday event: Blue Wing featured artist is Laurelin Gilmore | Arts & Culture
The Blue Wing Gallery is hosting a "meet the artist" reception for the historic downtown Woodland First Friday event tonight, April 6, 6 to 9 pm. The April exhibit is called "Through the Knothole" by featured artist Laurelin Gilmore.
Here is what Laurelin says about her upcoming show:
"'Through the Knothole' is the title of the signature painting for the show, but encompasses exactly the unifying concept behind these pieces. The idea is that this is a peek into the secret places the creatures of my imagination inhabit. This body of work was created at a time in my life when I had just happened upon my purpose as an artist, and started running with it."
"I have always been attracted to the idea of "halflings" in the sense of creatures who walk the line between this thing and that. Maybe there's something in all of us that gravitates toward it. Young people love the idea of a mermaid or a unicorn or a centaur or a fairy until they're told these things are impossible. As a person somewhat defined in society by my halfling status, I disagree. I love the idea that there is power in uniqueness. There is a self-assuredness that comes from aloneness."
This First Friday at Blue Wing Gallery our downtown business neighbor. Maria's Cantina will be serving up samples from their menu and serving refreshments. This is a very special treat for those of you who have not been to our newest downtown restaurant.