Holiday Gift Show
Artists' Reception Friday
December 5, 2014, 5-8 pm
Lanning Gallery is
decorated for the season and ready for the holidays! The
entire month of December keeps the focus on gift ideas
with the spotlight on different price ranges and wide
If exquisite jewelry is desired the gallery offers
three award-winning jewelry artists: Valerie Ostenak,
working with forged steel and pearls, and Michael Grant,
who hand cuts all-natural domestic turquoise and other
fine stones; both are local artists with national
reputations. New-to-the-gallery jeweler Victor Yurivilca
creates one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and
stone influenced by his world travels.
If it's sculpture you prefer, the gallery's wide
collection includes meticulously designed gourd
sculpture by award-winning artist Bill Colligen,
hand-turned pine vessels with turquoise inlay so fine
they look like glass by artist Bob Cherry, contemporary
marble sculpture by Kathleen Caricof, tall
Celtic-inspired steatite totems for indoors or out by
Paul Braun, and many additional options.
Hand-blown studio glass by internationally renowned
artist Randi Solin is always popular for gift giving and
the gallery's selection of paintings is unmatched: There
is Expressive Realism by landscape artist Gerald Moore
whose meticulously detailed paintings stop gallery-goers
in their tracks; there is Realism a bit looser with an
urban edge by Jonathan Howard whose subtle collage
elements and often near monochromatic palettes express
thought-provoking observations on the nature of reality.
There are enigmatic surreal mixed media paintings and
monotypes by Randall LaGro which reveal new elements
with each observation. Mark English is a true master, as
is Ted CoConis – both members of the prestigious Society
of Illustrators' Hall of Fame. Lanning Gallery's
collection of works by Alfred Rogoway (1900-1990) and
Bill Rane (1927-2005) is unrivaled. And that is only a
sample of the paintings that await gallery visitors.
The brand new stars at the gallery are magnificent,
life-size sisal animal sculptures by artist Anne
Andersson. A snow leopard, a snow leopard cub and a
tiger look remarkably life-like, masterfully created
with a technique the artist never fully reveals. These
large cats must be seen to be believed – and even then
it is hard to believe they will not stand up, stretch
and go on their way. After all, the holidays are a
magical time of year.
“Holiday Gift Show” through December 24.
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