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Tumalo Art Company’s August exhibit, Sun Garden, features new mixed media paintings and paper mache sculpture by Shelli Walters. The opening reception takes place August 4, during the First Friday Gallery Walk from 3-7pm in the Old Mill District.
Visitors to the gallery in August will be treated to an uplifting stroll through whimsical imagined gardens in Shelli’s Sun Garden series. Shelli says this body of work flowed out over the past year in response to the loss of her Mom. Her grief and a complex estate management process had her craving moments of peace and simplicity.
In the studio her garden experience spills out in acrylic paint, collage, graphite and crayon on 24”x12” canvas panels creating mural-like impression of a blissful day in the garden. Paper mache sculptures of deer and birds on bicycles, complement the two-dimensional work. Shelli enjoys repurposing materials to forge these whimsical creations giving what would otherwise end up in the trash or recycle bin a joyful new place in the world.
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District open 7 days a week. tumaloartco.com; 541-385-9144.