July 29, 2014. Alta Vista Gallery in Historic Valle Crucis has a new show hanging from July 19 through mid-August – The Power of Yellow- featuring oils by Bennette Rowan and you’re invited to meet the artist at the gallery on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
There are 16 new oils in this show, so there is a large variety of subjects, colors and sizes ranging from 6×6 to 24×36 inches but each painting does have a bit of yellow as an important facet of the piece.
“Everyone knows that yellow inspires good cheer,” Rowan said. “A favorite quote from Van Gogh, who is a large influence on my art, says ‘how wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.’ However, I’ll bet that many people don’t know that yellow is also the color that represents the mind and the intellect. My hope for this show of my paintings is that the viewers will find stimulation for their eyes, their hearts and their minds!’
Rowan is a Master Gardener and also maintains a sanctuary for bees, butterflies and birds so any of her paintings reveal the flora and fauna of the local area – paintings from her personal life and gardens. Some of Rowan’s images can be seen on the gallery page on Facebook and also at www.AltaVistaGallery.com.
Alta Vista Gallery also shows more than 100 other artists in oils, watercolors, pastels, collage and art prints as well as stained glass, Craftsman-style art tiles, fused glass jewelry and Mangum Pottery.
Opening Receptions are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, June through October, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. as part of the “Avery Tour de Art.” The Aug. 23 event will feature Sheila Hancock showing her new Impressionist oils of High Country scenery and cows.
Alta Vista Gallery is located near Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk in a National Register Historic farmhouse at 2839 Broadstone Rd. in Valle Crucis between Mast Farm Inn and Mast Store Annex. For more information, call 828-963-5247.