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First Fridays at the Farm

April 3, 2015

 

These are great times to visit the Farm – as the businesses stay open this late just once a month. Stop by the galleries for artist receptions and to view new art inventory. The cheese shop and Farm Shop will have tastings and the cafe features First Friday dinners. Every once in a while, we’ll even throw a barn dance. See you there!

Historic Barn A

10989210_925004300865440_6359796482808977097_oNever is a First Friday more fun than when it’s paired with a Spring Fling barn dance! Kick up your heels to the lively sounds of PETE. Doors open at 7 with live music beginning at 7:30. Suggested donation $10-20.

 

Whidbey Pies Cafe

Dinner begins chilled snap pea and mint soup with chili oil followed by either miso brown butter poached blac cod over grilled ramps with a horseradish and root vegetable puree or a vegetarian option of roasted walnut crumbed portabella cap over grilled ramps with a horseradish and root vegetable puree. Accompanied by Gary Way on keyboard. $28 prix fixe; $25 vegetarian. Reservations recommended 360.678.1288.

 

Galleries

On the First Friday of each month, the art galleries at Greenbank Farm invite you to enjoy their monthly artist receptions, where you can mingle with the artists and enjoy live music, snacks and refreshment. Receptions begin at 5 pm.

 

Rob Schouten Gallery -

“The Department of Whimzy” featuring collages, dioramas and photography by David Ossman and Stephen Roxborough
April 3 – April 27
Opening Reception April 3, 5-8 pm with live music by Trio Duo

 

Have you heard? The whim-wham is in town!

Step right up you April fools, you poets and you sumptuous art feasters — you lovers, you sinners and you poetry seekers. Welcome to the “Department of Whimzy,” where Rob Schouten Gallery is happy to present the art of David Ossman and Stephen Roxborough, with a selection of collages, dioramas, and photographs. 

In recognition of April Poetry Month, Ossman, Roxborough and literary cohort John Burgess, poets all, will also hold a free poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16,  in addition to the First Friday opening reception. Everyone is welcome to come hear these masters of the spoken word read selected poems, while enjoying an evening of whimsical fantasy.

We’d love for you to also join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet these talented and whimsical gents, Misters Ossman and Roxborough, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3 with live jazz music by Trio Duo, Krisi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers. It all happens during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm” event when the Farm’s galleries, shops, cafe and market welcome visitors to enjoy a relaxed evening of fine art, good food, lively conversation, and the exquisite natural beauty of this special place.

 

Raven Rocks Gallery

Sheep and Shards: Hand Woven Tapestry and Stained Glass Mosaics
April 1 – April 30, 2015
Opening Reception April 3, 5-8 pm

 

Weaving by Windwalker Taibi

Weaving by Windwalker Taibi

Weaving and mosaics are two ancient art forms, both constantly evolving, yet always maintaining elements of its origins. April at Raven Rocks Gallery brings contemporary interpretations of these forms, each piece expressing an emotion or experience of the artist. Windwalker Taibi is featuring his latest tapestries, “nonconformity” and “Soul’s Peace,” with accompanying statements explaining his motivation for creating the work. “nonconformity” looks at following one’s own path, and “Soul’s Peace” he considers, “… places where the energy of every day busy-ness slows enough for me to hear the sound of my breathing and the feel of my beating heart. I lose the noise and find myself again.”

Mosaic by Sandy and Carl Bryant

Mosaic by Sandy and Carl Bryant

Sandy and Carl Bryant have quickly become two of the most acclaimed stained glass mosaic artists of the Pacific Northwest. They describe their work as an effort to “… celebrate relationships between humanity and our environment, our human connections, how our experiences intertwine, our feelings over time and of the moment.” The intricacy of their details and use of color are remarkable and highly appealing. Their works can be found in corporate, public and private collections across America.

Please join us for our opening reception with light refreshments on April 3, from 5-8pm. Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank, WA 98253 on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. For information, and gallery hours, please call 360-222-0102, or visit our website at www.ravenrocksgallery.com.

Please join us for our opening reception with light refreshments on March 6th, from 5-7pm. Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank, WA 98253 on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. For information, and gallery hours, please call 360-222-0102, or visit our website at www.ravenrocksgallery.com.

 

Artworks Gallery

Painting From the Heart
Opening Reception April 3 from 5 to 7:30
"Surprise!" - watercolor by Gaylen Whiteman.

“Surprise!” – watercolor by Gaylen Whiteman.

Artworks Gallery features “Painting from the Heart” featuring paintings by Gaylen Whiteman during April. Whiteman has been drawing and painting since childhood. Since retiring from corporate life in 2007, she has been enjoying her art full time and is the current President of the Artists of South Whidbey.

Says Gaylen: “I am inspired by the heart, beauty and spirit of the natural world. I love to paint the wild animals on Whidbey Island and the islanders and visitors enjoying and interacting with the environment.  My paintings capture the reality of the moment, expressing the spirit and connection of all living things. I try to paint the heart.”

 

Greenbank Cheese and Specialties

This is the time of year that the new arrivals for the summer are coming in so the shop needs to make lots of room, with hot in store sales! One third to half of the inventory must go now & fast. Open everyday & offer free tastings.

 

 

 

 

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