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Art-Filled Weekend at Banner Elk’s Art Cellar Gallery

July 8, 2014. Another art filled weekend at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk begins on Friday afternoon. “Two Views” Joseph Cave and Richard Oversmith is the newest exhibition at the gallery and everyone is invited to come celebrate these acclaimed artists at a reception on Friday, July 11 from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition features the artists very distinctive style of capturing pastoral views, waterways and open vistas. The gallery reception is a festive time to enjoy the new work and have the opportunity to meet these two acclaimed artists.

a4f03275-e4e5-47aa-8490-d2e39ec993c2The focus on “Two Views” continues on Saturday, July 12, when Richard Oversmith will be back in the gallery for a Coffee Talk and demonstration from 10 a.m.-noon. Oversmith is highly acclaimed for his plein air work as well as his larger scale studio paintings and is sought after as an instructor as well. The Coffee Talk is a great opportunity to learn more about the artist and his technique as he demonstrates while working on a painting in the gallery.

Joseph Cave’s work is quickly recognizable, filled with rich clear color and texture that brings viewers into the scene. Cave comments, “first, a painting must be a feast for the eyes, it must look good, the paint must be joyfully applied.” Cave’s paintings in this exhibit, from rural farmland to flowing stream, each share the artist’s joy of the process and his acute eye, and rich talent for capturing his subjects.

North Carolina Artist Richard Oversmith creates “en plein air” and in the studio to capture the beauty of western North Carolina and beyond. HIs lifelong story of past masters, the influence of contemporary painters he admires and elements that have evolved from deep within each make up his personal style. His work shows the rich stroke of the brush, using color, edges, value and drawing to express his voice and vision. Richard Oversmith brings viewers into the experience of place and invites close inspection of the environment.

The Art Cellar Gallery is located on N.C. 194 just before the Mill Pond in Banner Elk. There is plenty of parking in front and behind the gallery and across the street if needed. Along with the new exhibition, the gallery also features its full range of artists on all three floors. Painting, sculpture, glass, wood and pottery are the focus of the gallery which represents artists from all across the southeast.

For more information contact the gallery at 828-898-5175 or visit www.ArtCellarOnline.com.