“Elements: Ocean + Valley”
Jon Leach, Susan Lehman, Pat Snyder, and Holly Wilson Werner
July 2—August 31, 2015
Black Market Gourmet
495 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR
for immediate release 6-27-15:
The Black Market Gourmet announces their upcoming art show ”Elements: Ocean + Valley” bringing together the work of four artists—two from the Umpqua Valley area and two from the Southern Oregon Coast—for the months of July and August 2015. Holly Wilson Werner from Roseburg and Jon Leach from Winston join Pat Snyder from Coos Bay and Susan Lehman from Bandon. All four artists work primarily with abstract imagery somewhat based upon elements found in Nature—both here on the coast and inland, rural as well as urban.
Holly Wilson Werner, former owner of Fishers Flowers and Fine Art in Roseburg, bases most of her pastel and acrylic paintings upon floral elements. Jon Leach, originally from Seattle, has been primarily an abstract painter most of his art career. Leach shows his non-objective art work both nationally and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Both Wilson Werner and Leach exhibited their collaborative work at the Coos Art Museum this past year.
Pat Snyder, known throughout this area for his art as well as for teaching, has shown his landscape based acrylics, collages, prints, and oils at the Coos Art Museum, Lane Community College and at Second Street Gallery in Bandon. Susan Lehman, originally from California, also shows her abstract acrylic collages and seascapes locally through the Second Street Gallery in Bandon as well as the Mindpower Gallery in Reedsport.
The public is invited to the artists' reception at the Black Market Gourmet on Sunday, July 19th from 2-4 pm. Will Hubel from Left Coast Jazz will provide the music and Black Market Gourmet the catering for the reception. BMG is located at 495 Central Avenue in Coos Bay. Call for hours: 541-269-0194.