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June 1 thru August 12, 2007

Photography by John Fitzpatrick

“A Body of Work,” the summer gallery exhibition, opens Friday June 1. On display is the figurative work of two dozen area artists who meet at the Seyburn Zorthian studio.

“Many of the exhibiting artists are widely known for their artistic accomplishments, although not necessarily for work that is figurative in style,” notes Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates.

The artists meet regularly at Zorthian’s barn studio where each member of the group creates images drawn from working with a live model. Figurative drawing helps to condition eye-hand coordination for any style of artwork. A typical session at Zorthian’s begins with multiple two-minute gesture drawings done while the model takes poses that express stopped motion or positions that are difficult to hold. To get the whole figure down in a few lines requires quick reaction and intense movement of hand and these gesture drawings are often very beautiful. Moving on to 10-, 15-, 20-minute or longer poses allows the group more in-depth studies and work that incorporates a variety of art mediums.

Exhibiting artists are: Jeff Bisch, Gwen Cates, Lane Clark, Tom Cummings, Mackenzie Duncan, Jim Farnum , John Faulkner, Karen Gearhart-Jensen, Brooks Gill , Rebecca Gomez, Colin Gray , Linda Hanly, Patricia Hedrick, Robert Houghtaling, Renée Kelleher, Katherine Koch, Teresa McNeil MacLean, Christine McCowan, Carol Millican, Esther Munger, Leonardo Nunez, Lauris Phillips, Toni Stern and Seyburn Zorthian.

“An Evening of Life Drawing” will be held in the Elverhoj gallery on Thursday August 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. This special event for both amateur and professional artists includes an introduction to figurative work, instruction led by professional artists, and drawing with a live model. The fee is $10 for member, $15 for non-member. Reservations may be made by phoning the Museum at (805) 686-1211.

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