Jeanne Gadol (photography),
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 5:00 p.m.
Leslie Moody (art glass) & Fred Cresswell (art glass)
Exhibit remains through June 29
The word is that the hottest
selling art items in the Seattle area are
glass. However, we are fortunate
enough to have a show of local glass
The blown and sculpted
glass artworks on display are first
created in the glass formulas
developed by Fred S. Cresswell - one
of only a handful of glass 'alchemists'
in the U.S. working with hot glass
today. His unique formulas of rare
earths and precious metals are melted
and hand blown by Fred and his
partner, Leslie Moody, into
conventional as well as non-traditional vessels and forms.
Fred's work is the result of influences from the past and an
endless exploration of the medium - iridescent, Tiffany-like
vases of cobalt blue, emerald green, and aqua, with silver glass
patterns and intricate optic surface designs.
is based on
series of forms
by the natural world
and the consequences
of time. Glass vessels,
softly squared like
stones, dappled and enveloped by a filigree of silver glass
thread, are a recurring theme of hers.
On the walls of the gallery for this exhibit will be the
photographs by Jeanne Gadol. She is an avid nature
photographer specializing in animals in their natural setting.
She photographs with a Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D digital
SLR camera and makes corrections such as colors casts,
dark/light balance, overall tonality, and cropping in her digital
Her unique photo art involves a process by which she
takes one or more of her digital images and then, utilizing
Photoshop and her Wacom tablet, creates an entirely new
composition. She approaches this process with an open mind
and it usually involves a lot of experimentation before she is
satisfied with the results. These pieces range from almost
monochromatic to vivid
coloration, and from a soft,
fluid look to highly textured
A highlight of
Ms. Gadol's artistic career was
in May of last year when PC
Photo magazine featured her
photo art portfolio in an article
entitled "Capturing Grace."
The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39225 Highway One in downtown
Gualala, behind the post office on the south side,
and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call
(707) 884-3896 for more information.