Art looks its best outside, placed where sun, wind, snow and rain perpetually change its aspect, and plants ebb and flow around it through the seasons. But it can be difficult to find quality pieces that work as a permanent focal point for the garden.
MUSEO owner Sandra Jarvis has invited thirty talented artists to turn their attention to the garden. Paintings will feature landscapes and botanical themes; sculpture and functional pieces will fill the gallery, all in celebration of the amazing gardens of the Pacific Northwest and Whidbey Island. Be sure and check out the lovely tall wire cages by local artist Carl Ulmschneider, ideal as a scaffold for clematis or runner beans in summer, and a garden ornament with real presence during winter.
The show opens with an artists' reception on April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. - come meet the artists, sip wine, enjoy snacks and meet Langley locals.....If you can't make the opening, I'll be giving a talk about how to be an artist in your own garden at MUSEO at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday April 18... the show runs through April 26.
MUSEO gallery is at 215 First Street in Langley, right next door to the Clyde Theatre. It's open 11-5 Thursday through Monday; 360-221-7737; firstname.lastname@example.org. Langley is at the south end of Whidbey Island, a 15 minute ferry ride and 10 minute drive from Mukilteo.
"Foxtrot" by DeLoss Webber wil be one the sculptural pieces in MUSEO's April garden art show.