March 30, 2023
Gallery One is pleased to announce the April show, “Spring Emergence: open to the public March 29 through May 2, 2023.
Once the clocks ‘spring’ forward we all breathlessly await the emergence of signs of Spring; birds we bade farewell to in fall return with song, trees are budding, butterflies and bumblebees can be seen buzzing around newly blooming flowers. Though Spring officially begins on March 20th, at Gallery One it is emerging in all its colorful glory on March 29th, and artist W Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting, “Spring Emergence Blue Birds,” has every element. Delicate, but vibrant, green foliage surround a bluebird couple in azure and orange tending their newly made nest and future nestlings lovingly encased in their cerulean eggs. Robins, red winged blackbirds, and chickadees are all early to the party, while bluebirds prefer not to show up until winter is surely gone.
Spring is the season of hope, and rebirth. The magical appearance of flowers symbolizes this beautifully, and Gallery One has flowers in abundance this month! Buds on trees are the very first sign of spring, a plant’s buds act as a shield for the delicate flowers inside. In artist, Jill Glassman’s oil painting, “Just Peachy,” we see peach blossoms in gorgeous rosy pinks accented by pastel greens, “These are the blossoms on my neighbor’s peach tree that let me know that winter is over and warmer spring days are coming – and peaches, too!” Among the earliest bloomers is the daffodil, in Cyndy Beyer’s pastel, “Hello Spring” we are delighted by their sunny yellows contrasted with lavender. “Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. These golden beauties are also a symbol of creativity, energy, resilience, forgiveness, vitality, and prosperity!” As artist Joyce Condry says, and illustrates, in her acrylic painting, “Poppy Field,” “Spring means flowers are here, and flowers mean spring is here!” “Floral Delights,” an acrylic by artist Lesley McCaskill, sums it up perfectly, “After winter, Spring brings a riot of color! Peonies, Allium, and Foxglove are a few of my favorites.” And in Dale Sheldon’s, “Spring at Longwood,” in acrylic, we are treated to a trip to one of our areas most beautiful gardens, breathtaking! But if you cannot get outside, and I highly recommend that you do, you can do what artist Laura Hickman does. In her pastel panting, “Spring Tulips,” she shares, “I buy Tulips in February to bring Spring inside my home. Winters seem so long, and these flowers are the perfect antidote.” The perfect antidote indeed!
The “emergence” of evidence of spring for artist Marybeth Paterson, in “Dreamy Beach Day,” in oil, means that summer, and sunny days under an umbrella by the sea, is right around the corner!