The Art of Michael Orwick
The Art of Pinot Noir
Art Elements Gallery, Newberg, Oregon
With exhibits at Sokol Blosser, Anne Amie & Vista Hills Wineries
May 20 – June 18, 2011
Well-known landscape and portrait artist from the Pacific Northwest, Michael Orwick, will be the centerpiece at Art Elements Gallery in Newberg, Oregon in May. His paintings of regional vineyards and the Oregon landscape will also be featured in satellite exhibits at three Willamette Valley wineries: Sokol Blosser, Anne Amie, and Vista Hills.
Wine-growing is a major player in the economic health of our region and reflects the health of the soil and our environment. Similarly, the arts are foundational to a thriving community; when the arts are flourishing, our culture and economy are also prospering. Michael Orwick understands this relationship, and his love for the land is reflected in each of his spectacular atmospheric paintings.
Pinot & Palette is a celebration of prospering, terroir, and the cross-pollination of two of Oregon’s renowned art forms: painting and winemaking. With works that explore the beauty of the vine and viticulture, the Oregon landscape, and the romance and industry of Oregon’s wine producers, this multi-venue exhibit will be a celebration of the grape and all that we appreciate about life in the Willamette Valley.
Each of the wineries is contributing to Pinot & Palette Passport, a self-guided tour of the wineries ending at Art Elements Gallery, with gifts awarded in a drawing on June 16. Included in this generous prize package will be items from each winery, a one-night stay in resort lodging in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, complements of Art Elements Gallery, and a signed print of a selected work by Michael Orwick.
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