Sunday, October 07, 2007

A Most Excellent Opening!


These are my friends Bill and Deb Rolig. They are VERY talented artists. This is an opening I attended at the Water's Edge Gallery in Berlin last night. The art was remarkable to say the least. It was an excellent night with great art and great friends. I am very lucky to know them.

(You can click on any picture to see it larger.)





















Stacey, this one's for you...





23 Comments:

Blogger Hayden said...

Sounds like a GREAT time!

10/07/2007 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

OMG,
Glad I clicked on the link. I was wondering, how does a woman with a Bush induced head cold who was having trouble getting out to score tissues wind up in Berlin a few days later? Jeesh. The art is incredible.

10/07/2007 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Wish I oould have joined you. There's a lot of beautiful art there.
Even to an ole meat an' tatters hick like me.:)

10/07/2007 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Joyful occasion! I love the painting with EVERY HEARTBEAT on it. Inspiring friends and work.

10/08/2007 01:40:00 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

I may have felt sorry for the cold and tissues, but to be able to fly to Berlin, to see an art show?

I'm envious. I've not been to Berlin since '90! ; (

Nice shots and great pieces of art work!!!! ; )

10/08/2007 05:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hayden- You would have loved it.

Pursey-I guess I should have said Berlin MD. I've lived here so long I don't think about it. Gosh it would have been nice to go to Germany. I'm glad you liked the art.

TUA-I would have definitely enjoyed introducing you and walking through the gallery w/you.

Gary- I love that one too! Deb's work is amazing. Bill's is also in a completely different way.

CM- You are way ahead of me! I've never flown to Berlin. Only driven. About 15 minutes from home.

10/08/2007 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh, I feel so envious - you are right, they are very talented, aren't they? I would have loved to have been there.

10/08/2007 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Hi Mary!!!
I've missed you!!!
And I have missed all the cool pix you put on your blog...some amazing art here, including a few that I want hanging on my walls!

Decided to roll up my sleeves and come back...new home base...
http://blue-redux.blogspot.com/

How's your cold?

10/08/2007 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

SWS- Wish you were!

Bluegrrrrl! What a great Monday morning upper! You're back! I missed you as well!
Cold's gone. Coming right over.

10/08/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

I love art exhibition and this one looks wonderful!!

10/08/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Casdok said...

Looks fantastic!

10/08/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Babzy said...

Is everyone in Maryland that good-looking?

The paintings are my kind of art. Love them. Favourites - Hula Hoop Girl and Man in Cage with Bird on Head.

I'm all inspired now. Thank you. I'm getting out the painting supplies.

10/08/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

I really like the one with the two doorways in the sunlight. I love how they captured the shadows in that painting.

10/08/2007 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Oceanshaman said...

That's my buddy in the last photo. He makes the beautiful custom frames holding all that beautiful art. My son just started working for him as an assistant. How cool is that?

Looks like an awesome time was had by all . . .

10/08/2007 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Pretty Cool Gallery
Some great paintings and works of Art

10/09/2007 06:55:00 AM  
Blogger CHEWY said...

Deborah Roligs paintings are thought provoking. Ever since Basquait died I keep seeing crowns popping up in paintings. Seems to be a contemporary icon.

10/09/2007 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Krissy Doyle said...

This art show looks ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC - HONESTLY! :)

10/09/2007 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

La Bellina- Oh I love exhibitions too! Shame we are so geographically far.

Casdok- IT was!

Babzy- It is inspiring isn't it? It's hard for me to pick favorites. I would hang any of them on my wall.

Antonio- Bill is a master of shadow and light and line.

Oceanshaman- What a great job for your son! That is a skill he can use all his life.

Quasar- We are lucky to have such great talent locally.

Chewy- Thought provoking to say the least. I love all her stuff and always have. And so much color which I LOVE.

Krissy- I honestly get excited when these 2 are showing. It is as good as it looks.

10/10/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Wow! Looks exciting Mary! - and like a fabulous time was enjoyed by all!

10/10/2007 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger Joey said...

Mary-

I'm gonna plug my new job here, mainly because I think it holds a place of promise for you and many of your readers.

I am now with the Lorton Arts Foundation (www.lortonarts.org) and we are repurposing a former prison into a 55 acre Artists' Colony. There will be galleries, studios, classrooms, and performance spaces. This past weekend, Mikhail Baryshnikov performed on-site as part of a fund-and-friend-raising event.

Everything is still very much in its infancy, but this construction project is the biggest of its kind in the world, and I believe that it is going become a significant landmark for the DC area. I can envision it as a retreat for the artistic-type to make a day-trip and explore a dozen different disciplines and media.

Please check it out, and watch us grow!

Joey

10/11/2007 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Katie- Good people and good art.

Joey- How exciting. I am always telling myself I live in the wrong place. NOt alot of opportunity around here. I'm going to check out the site. Thanks for coming by and telling us.

10/11/2007 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Wow, what vibrant colours. I think I initially get hooked by colours as opposed to the painting/art itself. I have the same reaction to Van Gogh's purply blue colour that's all over his paintings..

btw.. do you know of any exercise or personal stories to exercise blogs? Just check out my site, you'll know why I ask..
hugs
Ingrid

10/13/2007 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Ingrid- I am big into color also. Even if I love the subject matter of painting I have to love the color also.

Iknow there are exercise blogs out there. I feel like I read something on it in news but I don't actually know of any. It's a great thing you are doing. Really.

10/14/2007 10:25:00 AM  

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