Thursday, July 22, 2010
PENDLETON -- Visitors to the Pendleton Center for the Arts have until Saturday to take in two exhibits that are currently on display. Monica Stobie of Dayton and Rachael Owen of Pendleton offer up distinctly different artistic visions, articulated in a range of mediums.
Stobie's pastel imagery captures the mystery and magic of the earth. Her paintings of animal forms and primitive rock art messages reflect a reverence for her surroundings -- both past and present.
The medium used in Stobie's work is pastel on handmade bark paper. The paper, which comes from Mexico, is made from indigenous tree bark and processed by an ancient method. The result is a primitive backdrop for a tribute to the earth's many images.
In the Lorenzen Board Room Gallery, a selection of vibrant photographs by Owen greets visitors. Owen has always taken pictures, focusing on friends and family for her subject matter.
Owen got her own camera six years ago and was surprised at the difference having good quality equipment made in her work. She took a class with Bill Peal at the Arts Center. The bulk of the images in the exhibit feature Owen's children.
Free admission to both exhibits is made possible through the support of Les Schwab of Pendleton. More information is available at the Center's website, www.pendletonarts.org or by calling 541-278-9201.