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Art Exhibit Opening Reception “Naturally” Prints and Paintings by Rik Olson

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Date:
January 13
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Laguna Environmental Center
900 Sanford Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Sponsoring Organization

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Phone:
707-527-9277
Email:
Anita@lagunafoundation.org

Other

Name of person entering event
Kristen Emerick
Email of person entering event
kristen@lagunafoundation.org

Artist Statement – “Moving to Sonoma County 20 years ago opened up my vision to the beauty of nature. The natural environment, the colors, the forest, the ocean coastline are all inspirations to a visual person. I am drawn to the printmaking process and its complexity where the skill of the hand and eye combine to cut blocks. Through the art of printing I try to produce images of the fullness of nature.”

Biography: A California native, Rik Olson received his B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He has studied under such masters as Barry Moser, John DePol, Richard McLean, and Ralph Borge. He has lived, studied and exhibited in Italy, Germany and the U.S. His influences include the years he lived in Europe and currently the beautiful countryside of Sonoma County, California. He enjoys pushing the envelope in printmaking and has recently been working on editions of multi-color linoleum cut prints. He recently took part in a fund raising event where the works of ten artists, whose over-size prints were printed by an actual steamroller, were featured.

On display January 9 through May 1, 2018. The Heron Hall Art Gallery at the Laguna Environmental Center exhibits multiple shows per year of nature-themed art, sales of which supports the educational and conservation efforts of the Foundation. Heron Hall is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, but because of the various uses of the hall, please call in advance to ensure it will be open for viewing the art, 707-527-9277, ext. 110.