Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cheryl Strahl—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for February 2014: “Exploring Light”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, February 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Cheryl Strahl
Light is my guide. Where it leads, I follow—camera in hand—as it paints color and shadow, emphasizing lines and shapes, shifting its magic from moment to moment.

I am a traveler, but wherever I go, it’s the light that calls to me, offering new perspectives and revealing bits of the world in a way I’ve never seen before. Whether it’s the warm afterglow of sunset on Half Dome in Yosemite, an iridescent green hummingbird on a bright red Heliconia flower in Costa Rica, the amazing blue color of an iceberg in Alaska, or a beautiful sunset on Morro Rock in nearby Morro Bay, my camera grants me a personal window to the world, allowing me to capture an image frozen in time... and make it mine.

Sunset at Mal Pais © Cheryl Strahl

I am a retired engineer whose passion has gone from writing and managing software to capturing and processing photographs. My photography has gained both local and national recognition, and won several awards as well as acceptance into juried fine art photography shows at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. I enjoy donating both my art and photographic services to several non-profit groups in our community.

I am loving my photographic journey and am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place!

Cheryl Strahl’s photography exhibition “Exploring Light” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from January 30th through February 27th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

Lani Briceland—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for February 2014: “My Affair with Nature”

Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, February 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Lani Briceland
Lani is a California native and resident of the Central Coast since 1996. Her interest in drawing and painting goes as far back as she can remember. Her love of nature has always been her inspiration. Like many of us, her interest in art took a back burner to family and career for a time. In 1996 Lani had the opportunity to take a six-week road trip through the Western States and many of their National and State Parks. The incredible beauty of the landscapes compelled her to dive back into painting. Pastels seemed an obvious and convenient choice for a medium. Since then she has refined her skill as a pastelist. Her landscape paintings are a tribute to nature’s beauty. Also known for her portraits of pets, she enjoys capturing the personality and attitude of these special companions.

Cave Landing © Lani Briceland

Lani is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Morro Bay Art Association, and the El Camino Art Association. In 2010 and 2012 her work was juried into the Brushstrokes Annual Show, and recognized at the Mid-State Fair in 2010, 2011, 2012. Her work can sometimes be seen at the local business and events here on the Central Coast. She also creates jewelry and other crafts for sale.

www.lanibriceland.com

Lani Briceland’s pastel exhibit “My Affair with Nature” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from January 30th to February 27th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068