at Pony Espresso/Washington Federal
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts hosts traveling exhibits, conferences, workshops, and infuses fine art and conversation regarding art/faith into current culture. In 2017/2018 Masterpiece features artists from across the country in “Words In Red — the Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus” a 46 piece fine art exhibit on its 7 city tour July 10 – 30th at Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral) in Garden Grove, California and Sept. 1 – 29th in Sedona, Arizona. Accompanying the exhibit is the cinematic compositions of Willem Van Wyk in the CD “Sanctus”.
The local Masterpiece Artist Guild is featured on First Fridays (and Saturday) in Ashland at Pony Espresso/Washington Federal where you can meet Masterpiece staff and artists each month. One artist is featured each month with ocassional collective exhibits.
June 14 – 17th features the 13th annual Christian Artist Conference at Ashland Hills Hotel featuring Portraiture Track with Joann Weistling Peralta, Still life Fundamentals in Oil by Brittany Weistling, named one of “21 artists under 31 to watch and collect” by Southwest Art magazine. Plus one day classes. Friday, June 15th Introduction to Wire Wrapped jewelry with Jessica Prince Kroll ($90 includes lunch) and Introduction to Mosaics Saturday, June 16th ($90 includes lunch) ¨ PLUS Inspiration for artists from a Biblical Worldview, Exceptional professional camaraderie with other professionally minded artists of faith. All are welcome to attend, but Registration ends June 10th. For full registration details see 2018 flyer Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference l.
And Young Artist/Musician Workshop June 16th – Mundane or Mastery. Fundamentals of Drawing and Digital Art by Jennifer Garrett. Guitar Mastery and Basic Music Theory by Michael Farley for anyone 14+. $30 1/2 Day Classes or $60 full Day.
Artists and art appreciators, join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, June 1st, from 5pm-8pm, for an art show featuring the exquisite paintings of Sheri Dinardi! Sheri’s work captures the glow of peaceful moments in idyllic, softly slanted sunlight and dreamy scenery. Don’t miss this wonderful event! Grab a cup of coffee or a meal, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives.
About this month’s featured artist:
“Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? There is our challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers. As a artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.” ~ Sheri Dinardi
You can see more of Sheri’s work at https://sheridinardi.fineartstudioonline.com
For more information about Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation, visit mcfineartsfoundation.org
The Pony Espresso is located at 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520. We look forward to seeing you there!