Artists: Paul Hoelscher
The show is titled: Peschi delle Mente Fish of the Mind featuring new paintings by Baker City artist Paul Hoelscher, featuring paintings of fish.
Paul paints with acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and oils, and draws with many dry media and ink. He works faithfully with his sketchbooks trying to capture fleeting moments in nature as references for finished drawings and paintings that will hopefully inspire all of us. His art is intended to help us stay connected with the perfect beauty and greatness of creation.
Paul Hoelscher is a professional artist and art instructor from Baker City, Oregon. He has a bachelor's degree in art and economics from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and has been a full-time artist since 2002. He is a prolific sketcher of life and develops his visual notes into finished works with acrylic paint or watercolor, charcoal, pastel, or clay. Paul teaches drawing and painting, and beginning ceramics through open studios for children and adults at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City. He guides open studio art with the Artspeak grant program in elementary schools and is an active member of ArtsEast's .Artist in Residence program in eastern Oregon.
Paul also offers workshops in painting and drawing and private art consultation and instruction, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center. Paul's artwork has won many awards in juried contests and shows. He has exhibited throughout the Northwest and been published with the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the Northwest Watercolor Society, and as cover art for Birdwatcher's Digest. His work is part of private and public collections from coast to coast. Opening reception: Friday, June 1st, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm This show is free and open to the public This show is made possible through the generous personal support of Baker County Elected Officials and Employees* *No public funds were used Refreshments by Friends of the artist Live acoustic guitar and vocals by Sarah Spaugh
The exhibition will be on display though out the month of June, closing Saturday, June 30th Crossroads is open 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday