Ahhh...Spring is in the air! What a season we have been in and there's a new season rising in the near horizon. In all this, we are always invited to hold hope, to bring about real and life-giving change and choose to be light. Art for me is a way to express beauty, soul and human response. Let's look ahead together!
UPCOMING AND CURRENT SHOWS
2021 FIREFLY COFFEEHOUSE JOINT EXHIBITION
114 N. Main Street Oregon, Wi
Now Showing! Selected works by artists Terri Beck-Engel and Marla Brenner
Abstract Mixed Medium, Traditional Oil and Plein Air Paintings
Excerpts from a recent review of the show by Chris Gargan:
"Two artists producing beautiful and complimentary work are now showing at the Firefly Cafe in Oregon, Wisconsin.
Marla Brenner, a bold and bravura filled painter of landscape, wildlife and still life is paired with Terri Beck-Engel who is showing small exquisite abstractions that combine painterly passages of striking color with direct calligraphic mark making.
...Terri Beck-Engel is in the business of manufacturing jewels in the guise of small abstract moments. There is a lithe, confident, and almost secretive allusion to pictorial subject that is referenced but never explicitly revealed in her small square offerings. Whispers of DeKooning, Hoffmann, and
perhaps Joan Mitchell inform her sensibility with a playfulness and authority not often seen in contemporary abstraction."
2021 "PAINTWORKS AT THE PRAIRIE"
PRAIRIE CAFE 3109 Pheasant Branch Road Middleton, WI
My solo show kicked off on January 5, 2021 and runs through April 2021 featuring both Abstract and Traditional Paintings. Stop by and check it out!
I am now represented by FINE LINE DESIGN GALLERY in Door County.
What an honor to be part of this stunning art gallery just outside of Ephraim on HWY 42 and I'm grateful for the enthusiastic response to my work during my first season there as an artist.
It's going to be an exciting 2021 season at Fine Line Gallery with lot's of new works by wonderful artists. Thank you Shari Gransee and Team.
Be sure to stop in when your'e visiting the Door!
OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST
In Mineral Point, WI I have small works on paper available at Brewery Pottery Gallery on 276 Shake Rag Street. A fantastic gallery with a wide selection of artists and mediums. www.brewerypottery.com
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE ARTS AND ARTISTS. DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE GALLERIES TOO. IT MEANS SO MUCH.
HERE'S TO 2021!
Be well, stay strong and be a light.
"The artwork is rich in surface, gesture, and textures that move your eye around the picture plan in a satisfying journey. Some of the shapes seem almost nature-like, others are made by scrafrito scratches in the surface revealing mysterious possibilities in the colors underneath. Marks are made with courage and confidence, that create a complexity in the contrast of color, shapes and surface that seem to imply a narrative that I may discover if I stay with it long enough. It is an artwork that draws you to it again and again." (Award comments from Juror and Artist Helen Klebesadel)
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