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First Fridays at the Farm

August 7, 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!

 

Farm Shop – Main Barn

Hinged basket by Hyde & Reed

Hinged basket by Hyde & Reed

Sample from our selection of local and regional wines. Not interested in wine? Bring home a bottle of Finn River Hard Cider. Our flavors range from a fiery habanero to a not-too-sweet black currant.

 

Whidbey Pies Cafe

Whidbey Pies Cafe is staying open late for dinner.  Reservations recommended but walk ins are welcome 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.

 

Artworks Gallery

Kent and Dottie Sanders, August’s Featured Artists at Artworks Gallery
Tulips, watercolor by Dottie Sanders.

Tulips, watercolor by Dottie Sanders.

Artworks Gallery features the watercolors of Dottie Sanders and the fine jewelry and metal art of Kent Sanders during August, starting with a First Friday reception on August 7, 5-7:30 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served and the group Sarungano will be performing. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

As an art educator, Dottie felt it was important to also show her art. She has worked in many media from metal to clay to paint. Dottie is currently showing paintings in acrylics and watercolors at the gallery.
Kent has also tried his hand at a wide variety of media and techniques, he particularly enjoys casting in the lost wax technique and fabrication, using both gold and sterling silver. Fluidity and kinetics are major themes and each piece is original and unique. Kent says, “Life is metal, metal is life”.
Artworks Gallery is located on Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.   For more information, visit the web site: artworkswhidbey.com or call 360.222.3010.

 

Rob Schouten Gallery –

Rob Schouten Gallery presents “Brambles, Brush, and Beauty” new oil paintings by noted en plein air artist Kathleen Fruge-Brown

 

"Looking Downstream" oil painting by Kathleen Fruge-Brown.

“Looking Downstream” oil painting by Kathleen Fruge-Brown.

Take a walk now through the forests and thickets and along rivers and streams of the Northwest through the eyes of one of our region’s most talented plein air painters.

“I like painting things that are challenging. In nature, everything is always moving — the water, the leaves, the sun. I’ll look at a scene and think, “How could I possibly paint that?”, Frugé-Brown said. “Typically, what I enjoy painting, has a lot of layers. I like to look past the stuff on the surface to find what is hidden — looking past the weeds to see the foliage, looking past the foliage to discover the branches.”

Whether creating a public commission or working on a more intimate oil painting, Kathleen brings the same sense of purpose and passion to her work to awaken in viewers the feeling of connection and wholeness that she feels when she’s painting outside. She strives to make each brushstroke an exuberant and reverent response to nature.

"Riffle" oil painting by Kathleen Fruge-Brown.

“Riffle” oil painting by Kathleen Fruge-Brown.

Frugé-Brown adds, “My hope is to share that with others, through paintings that invite viewers into a special place and moment, and through public art that strengthens and celebrates viewer’s connection to their own landscape.”

Please join us from 5 to 8pm Friday, August 7 during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm”, for an Artist’s Reception to see the new exhibit and to meet Kathleen. The Pies Cafe´ will be open for dinner, while the galleries and shops welcome visitors to enjoy refreshments, meet the featured artists, enjoy some beautiful art, all while roaming around beautiful Greenbank Farm on a summer’s evening. We’d love to see you!

Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at the Greenbank Farm on the corner of State Route 525 and Wonn Road, in Greenbank,WA. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For further information, call 360.222.3070 or visit www.robschoutengallery.com.

 

Raven Rocks Gallery

Raven Rocks Gallery presents “Gossamer Garden: The Art of Couture by Teri Jo Summer”

 

Silk clothing by Teri Jo Summer

Silk clothing by Teri Jo Summer

Raven Rocks Gallery is honored to present Teri Jo Summer’s latest collection of unique women’s fashions, perfect compliments to our warm summer days and cool island nights. Browsing her hand dyed silks is a visit to a hidden garden bursting with color and light. Teri Jo’s work is best described in her own words, “Each day we get dressed, we are choosing how we ‘show up’ in the world … My inspiration is driven by a desire to encourage women of all ages to celebrate themselves in fine clothing and accessories that are not only comfortable, flattering & practical, but artfully elegant and joyful.” After nearly 30 years as an accessories & clothing designer, Teri Jo’s functional art creations remain the perfect expression of her lovely and creative personality.

Clothing detail by Teri Jo Summer

Clothing detail by Teri Jo Summer

Please join Teri Jo and all of us at Raven Rocks for our reception at the Greenbank Farm’s First Friday event, August 7th from 5-8 PM. Raven Rocks Gallery is located at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank, WA 98253 on beautiful Whidbey Island. For information, and gallery hours, please call 360-222-0102, or visit our website at www.ravenrocksgallery.com. Our gallery is also a member of The Whidbey Art Trail, a year-round self guided tour of art studios and galleries featuring the work of local & regional artists.

 

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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