Monday, November 28, 2011

"Gift of Art”

Second Street Gallery in Old Town Bandon is showcasing local

artists through its “Gift of Art” Christmas program

which runs weekends until Christmas. The program allows

patrons to learn about various art forms and watch as it is

being created utilizing a wide variety of media.

On Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th, Michael

Ousley will be painting, using color to stimulate the

senses, while illustrating the artistic elements of

expressionism and impressionism through his artwork. Michael

contends “I have been inspired and educated by the works

of the classical masters”. Having been employed by

Hallmark cards for a number of years, much of his work has

been reproduced in the form of greeting cards. Ousley

utilizes the creative process to illustrate one of his

favorite quotes from Edgar Degas, “Art is really a


Joining Michael is Yvonne Ramirez Ousley, originally from

Arizona, where she studied Navajo tapestry weaving. There

she attended Arizona State University and studied art,

batik, dyeing, felting, spinning and weaving. These

interests led her to Eastern Oregon University where she

received a degree in anthropology, with emphasis in ethnic

textiles. Yvonne is a member of the local weaving guild and

the Humbug Mountain Weavers and spinners.

Second Street Gallery is located in the heart Old Town

Bandon and is open from 10AM to 5PM daily. For additional

information about the gallery, visit or call 347-4133.

Richard Rahmlow

Executive Director

Second Street Gallery


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