Cavu Cellars is please to host artists Bev Nash, Lynn Woolson, and Daniel Forbes for the month of April!
Opening Reception: April 6th, 5-7:30pm
Bev, who previously lived and worked as an artist in Alaska for 32 years, moved to Walla Walla in 2012, where she has continued to display her funky creative abilities. Birds and fish dominate her art. Her inspiration for this year’s show at CAVU came from her travels to Europe, Cape Cod, and Prince Edward Island. She beachcombed for hours in each of these places, observing the plants and animals of the region. She brought back shells, small pebbles, and driftwood to embellish her art pieces. The art museums, cathedrals, and craft markets in town squares in Vienna were also sources of inspiration. And now, that world traveler tells me she is in Peru, and will be bringing back ideas for her art based on the wonderful Peruvian pottery she has found.
Lynn, who has worked out of her home studio in Walla Walla, Washington since moving here 7 years ago, says she is still finding new things to appreciate in the local community. Lynn has worked with steel for the last 15 years. A welding class at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon encouraged her to gather some tools and start exploring the cutting, bending, and all things that go with steel melding together. It still gives her great joy to make such hard material come to life. She finds nature to be a continuous inspiration for her. The different seasons shape things in different and new ways that excites her to explore that next bend or that rusty design. This year she started exploring hypertufa with Bev Nash. Hypertufa is popular for making garden ornaments, pots, and land forms, and is relatively light compared with terracotta or traditional concrete and can withstand harsh winters. Lynn and Bev like the experimentation aspect of this medium, as they can paint it and make it into shape they want.
Daniel Forbes, a visual artist, educator, and curator, is new to CAVU Cellars, and we are delighted to have him. Daniel has been a resident of the Walla Walla Valley since 1990. A native of the west, born in California and raised in Idaho until moving to WA at the age of 20, his appreciation for western culture and wildlife has long been reflected in his work. Horses, cattle, dogs, deer, elk, moose, fish and fowl of all sorts are forms he returns to time and time again. Created in a variety of media including ceramic, steel, and wood, playing with shape and proportions more than seeking realism, he strives to capture the spirits and gestures of his animal subjects. The results of this are celebratory and whimsical.