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A new beginning, truly, a fresh start, surely, acts as an agent of change, serving as a language that accommodates experience and expands our view. Through March 25, this spring, an exhibition titled a FRESH START at Fairweather House and Gallery opening March 7, embodies this definition of a new season. A Fresh Start combines modern and traditional forms in order to create something wholly new.
Gallerist Denise Fairweather draws upon her earlier life in staging and high-design, principally as a senior level interior designer, allied member 1987-present/ American Society of Interior Designers. She thinks still in terms of show house staging when designing many of her exhibits. ‘I do see staging art as a kind of a set. When an exhibit opens, complete with the proper lighting, signing and art on display, so to speak, I want there to be a perfect scene, for the artists, of course, but also for the art patrons. The assembled accessories placed to complement the art created with a specifically appointed theme … let us say …are an ensemble cast …all working together to make a perfect exhibition.”
Watch time lapse video showing efforts in creating space for a spring exhibition in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhKYvSZM3bg
In its fourteenth year, Fairweather House and Gallery, located at 612 Broadway in downtown Seaside, Oregon, has established itself as the nexus of the north coast’s art climate with a new exhibition each month.
In late 2019, the gallery gave artists the opportunity to select a themed month to exhibit. Regional artists looked over the various themes for 2020 and while, surely, all the themes were of interest, the March artists, truly, believed in the theme for Fresh Start exhibition. Each artist stepped forward with the willingness to experiment, to try new materials. For the upcoming exhibition “A Fresh Start” more than one hundred original works of art will be displayed throughout the gallery.
The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on March 7 between the hours of 5-7: pm is all about the arts. Visitors may visit with artists, view an artist demonstration, listen to an art lecture or enjoy live performances in music. The downtown event, celebrating 16 years in 2020, is walk about in the historic district located between Holladay and Broadway. Free and open to the public.
Fairweather House and Gallery
March 7, 5-7:pm
612 Broadway St.
Opening reception for “A Fresh Start” featuring Northwest artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Karen Doyle, Christine Downs, Bob Heath, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Gayle H. Seely and Bill Shumway.
“This exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is: the beginning of a new period or step. We, truly, expect the North Coast land to be in full springtime bloom for FRESH START, Fairweather’s March exhibition.”
Fresh Start slate includes:
An inspiring opening introduction with Denise Faiweather, gallerist
Greetings and meetings with featured artists
Flexible program tailored by the attending regional artists
Artist lectures at 5:30 pm
Local farm-to-table snacks
Time to connect and celebrate with friends and colleagues
Spring habitat talk and **raffle drawing for a signed photograph by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm
**Proceeds to support Alaska Wilderness League
LIVE music by Shirley 88
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Photos and video by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall