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First Fridays at the Farm

March 6, 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

Lopez Island Vineyard will be featured during March's First Friday.

Lopez Island Vineyard will be featured during March’s First Friday.

When was the last time you tried an organic wine? Been a while? Never? Stop by the Farm Shop and start your night off with a few tastes of Lopez Island Vineyard. We will be tasting LIV’s merlot, chardonay, and organic Wave Crest White blend.

 

Whidbey Pies Cafe

Dinner begins with olive oil fried toast with broccoli rabe and pecorino followed by Penn Cove Mussels in a saffron cream with Banschee Tuscan break or Farro with morels and asparagus, roasted walnuts and shaved parmesan. Accompanied by Gary Way on keyboard. $25 prix fixe. 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.

 

Artworks Gallery

Colors of the Rainbow
"Wildfire" watercolor by Gaylen Whiteman

“Wildfire” watercolor by Gaylen Whiteman

Artworks Gallery features “Colors of the Rainbow” during March. Think Spring, think flowers, think the colors of the Leprechaun’s Rainbow.  Artworks Gallery will be alive with vibrant colors to welcome in spring.   A  First Friday reception will be held March 6th from 5:00 to 7:30. Light snacks and beverages will be served and Guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick will be including a few tunes from the  40 shards of Green Isle.  Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

 

Rob Schouten Gallery -

The Third Dimension: A Sculpture Show with Crittenden, Freeman, Spencer, Whannell
March 6 – 30
Artists Reception 5 to 8 pm Friday, March 6
"Third Eye Redux" by Dan Freeman.

“Third Eye Redux” by Dan Freeman.

It may not be the dawning of Aquarius into the fifth dimension yet, but we’ve got “The Third Dimension” right here.

Step into Rob Schouten Gallery’s March sculpture show, “The Third Dimension,” which opens Friday, March 6 and runs through March 30.Walk through the gallery and sculpture garden and let artists Penelope Crittenden, Dan Freeman, Sharon Spencer and Lloyd Whannell take you to places you haven’t ventured lately. Take the time to stand still in front of these sculptures; take a long look and let the third dimension sink in.
Each of these sculptors explores their own particular style, forms and processes; each following his or her own instincts using a variety of materials: stone, bronze, metal, wood, color.
"Dynamite Torso," British Columbia chlorite by Penelope Crittenden.

“Dynamite Torso,” British Columbia chlorite by Penelope Crittenden.

Exploring the craft, these artists have created some extraordinary pieces; and each creation reflects its own singular artistic atmosphere. It’s all here: spiritual, whimsical, beautiful, rusty, feathered, angular, round, tall, small, large, inside, outside, sharp, sweet, strong, symbolic and curious.

This March, the gallery is full of three-dimensional objects inside and out, created for your contemplation and your pleasure. Come on over and step out of the everyday into “The Third Dimension.”We’d love for you to also join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the sculptors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6 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 afternoon of fine art, good food, lively conversation, and the exquisite natural beauty of this special place.

 

 

Raven Rocks Gallery

The Soul of Clay: Ceramics by Richard Alexander
March 6 – April 2
Opening Reception March 6, 5-7 pm
Large Vessel by Richard Alexander

Large Vessel by Richard Alexander

Raven Rocks Gallery is honored to present the ceramics of Richard Alexander, one of the most accomplished and talented emerging artists in the Pacific Northwest. His intuitive understanding of form, texture and glazing are manifested as functional and decorative art pieces of diverse shapes and sizes. In the artist’s words, “My work is a culmination of my studies and experiences; I want it to speak for itself. I often try to use words to provide people with images, but with ceramics the image is already there … a three-dimensional photograph of process. A physical memory, each piece is a unique canvas for glaze and the unpredictable magic of the kiln. Ceramics is my life and passion. Every time I get lost in clay, I find myself.”

As an added treat for the opening reception, which marks the return of the much loved First Friday celebrations at Greenbank Farm, Mary Jo Oxrieder has created a new collection of her famous “Scrapper” dolls and Windwalker Taibi will be debuting two exquisite new tapestry wall hangings.

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.

 

 

Greenbank Cheese and Specialties

Stop into the cheese shop for free tastings and to see new items arriving daily. Have you tried buffalo cheese? The shop has it. Open every day, all year round.

 

 

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