The Color of Light, a fine art oil exhibit, and A Tangle of Textures, a group collage show, both open at Gallery at Marina Square on Sept. 1, and will run through Sept. 29. An artist reception to celebrate both exhibits takes place on Sept. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Artist Kimberly Hempel painted from reference photos of her various travels to create most of the oil pieces on display in The Color of Light. The exhibit also features some of Hempel's plein air pieces, painted on site and in the moment.
"I work from direct observation when possible and from photographic reference when the weather is inhospitable," Hempel said in press materials. "Working from photographic references allows me to make a record of what I see and spend time in my studio translating that image onto the canvas."
A Tangle of Textures features collage works from six different guest artists: Debbie Gedayloo, Hope Myers, Atul Pande, Virginia Mack, Gay McNeal, and Jane Siragusa. The gallery is located at 601 Embarcadero, suite 10, Morro Bay. Call (805) 772-1068 or visit galleryatmarinasquare.com for more info. Δ