Private Meet and Greet with Sarah Winkler

Wine — Eats — Music — Artwork Reveal

Join us on Sunday, December 3rd from 4 to 6 PM to meet Colorado artist Sarah Winkler, who will be delivering fresh new paintings, inspired by this summer’s solar eclipse. You will have a chance to preview Winkler’s freshest work and sample local wines from Old Town Cellars. For the first time, Winkler will also be sharing and discussing her torn paper sketches, which guide the color palette and composition of her acrylic on panel paintings.

Sarah WInkler

A sketch for one of Sarah WInkler’s newest paintings, based on the 2017 solar eclipse

 

 

The completed painting, “Silver Lake to Black Forest” by Sarah Winkler, 60″ x 60″, acrylic on panel

 

 

Sarah Winkler at her recent show at Gallery MAR, Park City

From Scientific American: According to NASA, light levels under totality “resemble twilight conditions about 30 minutes after sunset.” Colorado-based painter Sarah Winkler caught this beautifully in a series of paintings she’s creating in what she calls her “totality palette.” She was struck by the desaturated tones she saw cloaking Laramie Peak and the surrounding mountains in Medicine Bow Forest near Esterbrook, Wyoming, and is creating a series of large paintings for a show at Gallery Mar in Park City, Utah this December.

RSVP required — phone 435.649.3001 or email info@gallerymar.com.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 4 to 6 PM

Gallery MAR 436 Main Street

Park City, UT 84060

Bryon Draper in “Forging Ahead”

Bryon Draper, "Giving of the Water," 31" x 12" x 7", Bronze and Stone, 2017

Bryon Draper, “Giving of the Water,” 31″ x 12″ x 7″, Bronze and Stone, 2017

Gallery MAR is proud to announce we have fresh new sculpture by Bryon Draper, which will premier at Bridgette Meinhold’s “Forging Ahead” exhibition. For those who have not yet seen a body of work by Draper, now is your perfect opportunity. Draper is a professor of art at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Draper combines found limestone from the mountains surrounding his home in Utah Valley with cast bronze in its natural patina coloring. This natural coloration occurs during the bronze pour. The rough bronze still shows traces of the mold material, which helps to unify the stone and bronze and a single piece. They are more perfectly married together as one figure, neither overshadowing or outshining the other. Each work feels like a relic, a sculpture from another time.

Bryon Draper, "Brave Patriot," 28" x 7" x 7", Bronze and Stone, 2017

Bryon Draper, “Brave Patriot,” 28″ x 7″ x 7″, Bronze and Stone, 2017

Draper references iconic poses from antiquity — but in a contemporary way. We have a perception of these traditional figures, yet we are confronted with a modern-day presentation of the figure attached to stone. The figure is fragmented, and some parts are missing, like parts of ideas that are not fully understood.

Bryon Draper, "Steward Looking Both Ways," 14" x 9" x 10", Bronze and Stone, 2017

Bryon Draper, “Steward Looking Both Ways,” 14″ x 9″ x 10″, Bronze and Stone, 2017

Just like these sculptures, our own reality is often fragmented out of ideas from our past coming together with our present day.

Draper asks, “Do we ever see the whole picture?”

 

Joe Norman Brings Together Fear & Love

“Love/Fear” in painted steel by Joe Norman stands 16 inches tall

For Colorado sculptor, Joe Norman, opposites have always attracted his attention. His work has often focused on the dichotomy of organic and man-made shapes coexisting, like riveted steel blackbird wings, seed pods abstracted into smooth, domed structures and animal bones simplified into wire-framed lines. Says Norman, “I find it reassuring that mathematical geometry and organic shapes can exist together, like a perfectly smooth road winding through the jagged mountains.”

Norman’s recent work involves large words that are opposites, yet coexist in one piece of sculpture. We read one word from one view and the other as we walk around the piece. He states he was at first interested in showing the transformation from one idea (fear) to another (love), but after a year exploring this theme, “I found that a more appealing interpretation is that these concepts can exist together in the same person or society. Someone can have LOVE and FEAR at the same time, and I find that a very useful conservation.”

Joe Norman’s “Love/Fear” stands 8 feet tall

Come visit Gallery MAR, open every day, and explore the work of over 30 artists — each with a unique interpretation of nature, man and our coexistence.

Live PC Give PC This Friday

Live PC Give PC

That time of year is coming up that we always enjoy — #LivePCGivePC is this Friday and we’re so proud to bring you this event to come together as a community support so many of our local nonprofits. Gallery MAR is  one of many sponsors of this incredible program and this year we are trying to raise just under $2 Million for our local nonprofits in town.

Gallery MAR has offered up a challenge grant for Recycle Utah — learn more and donate on their page: https://livepcgivepc.razoo.com/organization/Recycleutah

By donating to Park City Community Foundation on November 10, you’re helping us provide education, grants and more to all of the amazing organizations around town that make Park City feel like home for everyone. The Park City Community Foundation is creating an enduring philanthropic community for all the people of Park City. As organizer of Live PC Give PC, Park City Community Foundation builds broad engagement and diverse support to create wide community impact, and helps get financial support to the nonprofits that make our community a better place.

GIVE NOW FOR LIVE PC GIVE PC! Donate today to Park City Community Foundation: bit.ly/parkcitycf

And there are prizes too, for your nonprofit that receives the most in their category, or have the most new donators. Check them out, below.

With the support of several generous sponsors, Park City Community Foundation and Live PC Give PC are offering prizes for the nonprofits with the most unique donors giving to this year’s event:

All Nonprofits Leaderboard, sponsored by Park City Mountain and EpicPromise: First Prize $2500, Second Prize $1500, Third Prize $1000

Caring for Each Other Leaderboard, sponsored by Park City Hospital: First Prize $1250, Second Prize $750, Third Prize $500

Energizing and Enlivening Leaderboard: First Prize $1250, Second Prize $750, Third Prize $500

Keep On Moving Leaderboard, sponsored by SNOCRU: First Prize $1250, Second Prize $750, Third Prize $500

Protecting Where We Play Leaderboard, sponsored by Andeavor Foundation: First Prize $1250, Second Prize $750, Third Prize $500

Sparking Minds Leaderboard, sponsored by GBS Benefits: First Prize $1250, Second Prize $750, Third Prize $500

Leaderboard prizes will be awarded based on the total number of unique donors making at least one online gift via the Live PC Give PC 2017 platform. Organizations listed on leaderboards may only win one leaderboard prize, for a total of 18 nonprofits winning a prize.

Power Hour Booster Challenges, sponsored by Park City Community Foundation

Three “Power Hours” will be announced via social media on November 10 at specific times of day. Starting at the announced hour, each of the hourly challenges will add $20 to the next 200 unique-donor donations of $20 or more.

Prize funds will be paid to qualifying nonprofits by Park City Community Foundation by December 15.

Halloween on Main Street

By Veronica Vale

Fine Art Consultant

Historic Main Street came alive last night with goblins, ghouls, and the most creative costumes we’ve ever seen. We delighted in seeing Park City people of all ages dressed up in their Halloween finest, and we were even lucky enough to get a front-row seat to the adorable stars of this year’s Howl-a-ween dog costume parade.

Instead of candy (which was already in abundance), Gallery MAR decided to give a little splash of Halloween art to Main Street with a spooky cutout made by a local Young Artist from the Kimball Arts Center. Here are just a few of our favorite moments from last night.