Artists Cooperative Gallery features three of our member artists in “re’flekSH(e)n” during the month of November. Frank Daharsh, Hope Dendinger, and Dar Vande Voort explore the reflection of light using painting, and glassblown objects. Please join us in celebrating our artists and their works at an opening reception on Friday November 2, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and throughout the month of November.
Glassblower Frank Daharsh “The luminescent qualities of glass, texture, and layering of multiple colors and patterns intrigue me as it responds to light, I am drawn to the potential of a material that can vary from a translucent to an opaque medium in a brilliant range of colors and gradations. I am driven by a passion for the process as well as the untapped potential of creating with a beautiful and seductive medium”. In Frank’s final show at the gallery he will be incorporating artificial lighting for special effects.
Painter Hope Dendinger Hope Dendinger is a self-taught artist based out of Omaha, Nebraska. She specializes in contemporary abstract works focused on Mother Nature, city skylines, human figures, portraits and non figurative abstracts. These works are inspired by her passion for nature, traveling, fashion and beauty. Dendinger’s creative approach to these subjects has given her a distinct style, which is shown through heavily textured backgrounds complimented by dramatic and alluring forms. Ultimately, each work is emotionally striking, bold and unique.
Painter Dar Vande Voort “For this show, I have decided to play with knives, palette knives. My inspiration comes from Cannon Beach, Oregon, where I love to feel, witness, and listen to the ocean roar.”
Tuesday, December 4 - Sunday, December 30
“CHAIR-ity" Silent Auction Fundraising Event
Artist Members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery are using chairs as the theme for the month of December. The artists are painting, sculpting and altering chairs for this event. The artists will have a silent auction with a buy now option during the month. The proceeds of this auction will go towards maintenance and repair to the building. The Gallery has recently replaced windows, renovated the small gallery and bathrooms and replaced an air conditioner. They currently need funds to repair the roof and are hoping to replace the remaining air conditioner and two furnaces. They are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit gallery.
The exhibition will be on display from December 4 through December 30, 2018, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2018 where you will have a chance to bid on a chair to support the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery.
Starting 40 years ago in space above M’s Pub, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery has always had at its core strong professional artists from the region. Several of the gallery’s current members have been involved for decades. Check the gallery’s Facebook page and Instagram for updates and feature shows.
Members of the Artists’ Co-op conduct educational and cultural outreach activities, and maintain and staff a gallery that features works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, weaving, painting, pottery, photography, printmaking, glass, jewelry and drawing. Monthly opening receptions provide opportunities to meet member artists and learn more about their work.