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"A Little Bit of This and That"

Christos Nikopoulos (photography)
& Dianne Van de Carr (fused glass)

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through July 30
Dolphin Gallery

Christos Nikopoulos and Dianne Van de Carr will have a free exhibit at Dolphin Gallery from the opening reception July 5, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., through July 30.

Christos Nikopoulos: The Reflection Christos Nikopoulos

This new exhibit will introduce you to Christos Nikopoulos' traditional art photography, hand color art, B&W art, children's art, canvas art, people art and will feature the artist's own creation of "Artgraphy...the blending of art, lens and technology...," winner of Best of Show at the 2007 Art in the Redwoods Fine Arts Exhibit.

Christos is professionally trained in fine art photographic portraiture, commercial photography and is an expert with enhancement skills. Christos Nikopoulos: Under Bridge He is also the creator of what he's coined as Design Art Images. A portrait or collectable is photographed and artistically enhanced to become a work of art.

Personable, passionate and perfectionist are words that embody the essence of Christos. Raised with a humble Greek background, hospitality, family, friends and a genuine interest in others are a way of life for him.

Photographic artist Christos Nikopoulos likes to excite the minds of his audience with ongoing new creations such as "ARTGRAPHY...the blending of art, lens and technology..." Christos transforms his gallery photos in to an array of abstract or surreal art that absorb the curious.

In addition to his photographic art, Christos is an accomplished professional photographer. Some of his clients photographed through the New York City based P.R. Week Magazine have been The Angelotti Group, known as the P.R. firm for the Oscars, The Michael Russell Group, known as the P.R. firm for the Golden Globes, Hill and Knowlton, the P.R. firm for Sony PlayStation, to name just a few.

Christos Nikopoulos: The Dripping Paint

Recent Exhibitions

2007 -   "Alternatives... a unique photographic experience"
Burnett Gallery
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA

2007 -   "Art in the Redwoods"
First Place in Category and Best of Show
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA

2006 -   "Hollywood Exhibit"
Solo Exhibition
Howard Fine Studios, Hollywood, CA

2005 -   "ShowCase House"
Lake Sherwood Showcase House of Design
to benefit Wellness Program for
Cancer Research at Lake Sherwood Estates

Dianne Van de Carr: Entropy Dianne Van de Carr

Dianne Van de Carr, a fused glass artist, shares time between her home in Carmichael, California and The Sea Ranch. She started out doing stained glass windows but has been working exclusively with fused glass since 1985.

Dianne is always looking for new ways to extend her creativity in this exciting medium. She loves to cut glass, use power tools and really doesn't mind cutting her fingers, (She is Type A+). The colors and texture of glass along with the technical challenges and unlimited artistic possibilities keep her excited about her work.

Dianne Van de Carr While being self taught most of her career Dianne has recently enjoyed attending glass workshops and learning new techniques to bring to her creations. In recent months she has collaborated with metal and clay artists on mixed media projects.

Dianne loves animals and nature, and there isn't much that makes her happier than working in her home studio with good music on the stereo, the door open so that she can smell wisteria blossoms and hear bumble bees and humming birds buzzing outside. This is bliss!

She has worked with a wide variety of themes, making art as well as functional pieces. She produces an extensive line of earrings, pendants and necklaces. Dianne Van de Carr: Plate She has made two and three dimensional glass sculptural pieces, bowls, dishes and abstract constructions. She has long enjoyed making wild and wonderful human and animal faces with dazzling color combinations; many pieces feature magical Dichroic glass.

Dianne has long been enchanted with sea life subjects and has produced graceful jelly fish sculptures as well as a variety of whimsical fish and crustacean abstractions.

Her jewelry and small art pieces have been sold at the Dolphin Gallery for years and she is quite excited to be able to display a larger and more diverse body of work through this show. Dianne's work may be viewed at her web site and found in California galleries and in private collections.

The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side). Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.