By Dee Rommel, TIGARD LIFE
Calvin’s new Art Gallery is excited to present it’s third fine art exhibit which runs for the months of December and January. The first four months of the new gallery have been extremely well received by the community and we are eager to continue spreading the word.
The reception for this exhibit is Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:00 am. The address is Calvin Presbyterian Church, l0445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard. The gallery/library is located through the front doors and to the left. All paintings are for sale at this exhibit. Gallery open hours are: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
The new exhibit is entitled “A Collage and Watercolor Dichotomy”. Two artists are being represented in this exhibit. They are Airi Huoponen Foote, and Maud Durland. Though their art work is very diﬀerent from one another their homelands are similar. Maud was born and raised in Sweden while Airi was born and raised in Finland. Both moved to the U.S. as young adults.
Maud Durland is an award winning Portland, Oregon watercolorist who captures her motifs in a figurative and contemporary style. She is known for her calming renderings of landscapes, though she also paints a variety of other subjects. Maud’s watercolors are found in private, public and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe. Her art has been shown, won awards, and sold at juried international and national exhibits.
Airi Huoponen Foote has been involved in art since her childhood in Lahti, Finland. After taking classes, she began painting professionally as an oil painter in landscape and still life. In recent years Airi has attended a wide variety of art workshops and extensively broadened her repertoire of subject and media. She now creates mostly abstract works using mixed media which often includes collage. She has an exceptionally gifted sense of color and design which has been proven through many awards, locally nationally, and internationally.
Maud and Airi’s work is an interesting dichotomy exhibiting two compellingly beautiful ways of expression.