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Memories
December 1, 2021 - January 3, 2022

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970

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302.537.5055

Gallery One is pleased to announce the December show, “Memories,” open to the public December 1, 2021, through January 3, 2022.

As 202l comes to a close, the artists at Gallery One embrace the visual nostalgia of memories. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and so it is with a painting, the image can offer a narrative from an artist’s memory, or it can evoke a memory in the observer. It’s interesting to note that studies have shown that expressing yourself through art can help people with dementia, depression, anxiety, and cancer, to improve their memory, reasoning, and resilience. The humble cookie serves to quicken the memory for two artists, Joyce Condry, and Mary Bode Byrd. In Joyce’s acrylic painting, “So Good,” we are treated to a delightful rendition of the classic girl scout cookie. Many of us remember selling them, and all of us remember eating them, and feel great affection for our “favorite.” In Mary’s mixed media painting, “Cookie Jar,” memories of growing up in a large family with the iconic cookie jar on the kitchen counter, ever beckoning, is depicted.

For many of us it is a particular place, or sense of place that stirs our memories. For artist Laura Hickman, memories of childhood Christmases are made tangible in her pastel painting, "Salisbury Christmas." Laura tells us, "One of my favorite childhood memories was Christmas shopping in beautiful, vibrant downtown Salisbury. It was a spectacle to behold! The stores were breathtaking, with millions of lights seeming to dance in front of them. I’d like to acknowledge an archived black and white photo from Salisbury University that verified this distant memory." For artist Lesley McCaskill, “A Memory of Provence,” in acrylic, brings back memories of a special trip. “I loved this town, everywhere I looked were delightful vistas. People clustered around the old fountain in deep conversation, charming outdoor cafes, and views of distant hilltop towns and the iconic lavender fields.” Dale Sheldon’s, “Magical Moments” in oil, brings back her memories of quiet moments in the garden, relaxing while surrounded by nature with sunlight moving through the flowers.” And in “Racing on the Chesapeake,” Marybeth Paterson’s oil painting depicting in graphic and colorful simplicity a triad of sails set in a blue sea, brings back many great memories of racing in Solomons Island, MD on the Chesapeake.

Sometimes a painting is meant to recall a memory by evoking a feeling, or a sense of place rather than a literal illustration of a location. So, it is with artist Michelle Marshall’s acrylic painting, “The Path.” Memories of waking up early to experience the gentle morning light on the marshes, combine in this image with flocks of migratory shorebirds in the distance. Seasonal migratory birds return to the same breeding and wintering grounds year after year. This biannual odyssey requires long term spatial memory abilities that are integrated into their navigational system for repeatedly, by memory, locating breeding, wintering, and stopover sites year after year.

We hope you will join us this month to make some new memories, and explore old ones, at Gallery One.

Gallery One is open daily 10am – 4pm, and we are decorated and stocked for the holidays.

 

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Jan Moffatt Joyce Condry Michelle Marshall Mary Bode Byrd Eileen Olson Lesley McCaskill Dale Sheldon Marybeth Paterson Laura Hickman W. Scott Broadfoot Dianne Shearon