Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Exhibiting their work at The Dalles Art Center during September will be Cheryl Williams-Cosner of Centerville and Greg O'Neal of Maupin.
Cosner will be exhibiting her pastel and oil landscape paintings. O'Neal will be showing bronze wildlife sculptures.
The exhibit runs from Sept. 2-27, with a First Thursday reception on Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cosner renders realistic, yet impressionistic paintings of what she lives and loves.
"My art is a personal tribute to the land, its cycles, its moods and its many subtleties."
The Goldendale valley supplies her with countless compositions to paint. She finds painting landscape and skyscape most satisfying because she can take more artistic license with a landscape.
She also finds pastel is best able to capture the fleeting light and color that are so pervasive to the landscapes she paints.
Cosner's work has been included in over 50 regional and national juried shows and at invitational museum shows.
O'Neal states: "No matter how modern or sophisticated we think we are, we're still part of Mother Nature's overall plan."
Continuing, he said, "Since the beginning of time, man has pursued game. Modern sportsmen know that it wasn't just for survival. They loved it. Ancient Man seemed also to have the need to pass on their stories. Their sculptures and petroglyphs are timeless reminders that remain to this day. Like ancient hunters, we still feel the urge to tell our stories. I've chosen to relate my experiences through timeless bronze sculptures."