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The Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center presents two collections for a two month exhibition: Clark Studios 50 Years of Collections from America to Japan and The Michael Gibbons Exhibition Paintings from the Book “Painting in Nature.”
This 90 piece exhibit will include a large group of prints and paintings by known artists that have been thoughtfully selected from Clark Studios’ collections. There will also be new prints by artist and owner Kevin Clark.
Clark still prints on the origin vintage printing press where he learned the trade from his grandfather.
Clark Studios started in Umpqua Valley region in 1989 and continues to be the premier gallery for art buyers in the Umpqua region. The studio accommodates in-studio experience and also has a significant online presence which reaches a broader audience. In 2002, Clark also opened Kevin Clark Gallery in Chiba, Japan.
Clark’s hand-pulled prints are shown in the gallery, as well as, other collections of Japanese artist both living and deceased. Many of the selected work has been brought back to the Umpqua location to share culture and views from Japan. Some of the well-known artist from Japan are Hoshi Joichi, Bakufu Ohno and Tadashi Nakayama. There are also works on display by Robert Manuel Chavez from New Mexico (Native American) and Jose Trujillo modern artist from Tucson, AZ.
Image left: Kevin Clark, Spring's Song, Woodblock Print, $350
Welcome to an exhibit of paintings represented in a soon-to-be published fine art book, Michael Gibbons - Painting in Nature. Twenty-five plein air paintings of locations in the Yaquina River Watershed of Oregon and around the world have been generously loaned from private collections and the Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery, Toledo, Oregon. Born in Portland in 1943 and a fifth-generation Oregonian, Michael Gibbons actively painted the Oregon landscape for 55 years.
Michael Gibbons, The Old Gentleman’s Gone Now, 12”x16”, oil painted in Ireland (NFS)
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