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“Uncorked” at East End Gallery

East End Gallery is proud to unveil its latest exhibition entitled “Uncorked”.  
 
Uncorked is a powerful collaboration showcasing 74 new works by 30 local and regional artists.  Pieces were primarily selected for their success in capturing a spirit of openness. Local artists are showcased alongside other award-winning talent from Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas and beyond.  The exhibition opened July 30th and the gallery is hosting two special events designed for the entire family this Friday, August 3rd.
 
First, during the SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival at Shades Bar & Grill, a unique craft opportunity for kids will be hosted from 12pm-4pm.  Young artists will be able to create bottle cap garland with their names to hang over their own original art at home. All ages are welcome.
 
Following the festival and kids’ craft, First Friday ArtWalk will keep the celebration going.  ArtWalk provides the perfect opportunity to experience the “Uncorked” exhibition while also uncorking a few bottles of wine.
 
Whether you can attend Friday’s festivities or not, East End Gallery is certainly worth a visit.  The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturdays by appointment. It’s located at the east intersection of Highways 30A and 98, right behind Shades Bar & Grill.  

For more information, call or text 850-252-5150.  See all the latest events and updates related to the gallery by following them on Instagram and liking them on Facebook at @eastend30a.
 
East End Gallery
10952 East County Hwy 30A, Ste B
Inlet Beach, Florida 32461
850-252-5150

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

As the volunteer coordinator of the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters, Joan Vienot has her hands full, choosing sites across Okaloosa and Walton County where the group can meet to paint en plein air every Wednesday morning. Joan swears by the practice of plein air painting, finding that it has helped her to improve herself as a painter in every way, from composition, to mixing colors correctly, to capturing light and feeling, to professionally presenting her work. Selling her pool service business two years ago, Joan counts May 1 of this year as the date she can say she became a full-time artist, finally no longer required to consult or serve as contractor for the business she had owned. She says that her studio work is lightyears ahead of where it would be if she had not been practicing en plein air the whole while. Each Sunday evening finds Joan emailing more than 450 “members” to advise of the next Wednesday’s painting location and other news of interest to plein air painters. Usually anywhere from 3 to 15 painters show up. To join the email list, write to Joan@ECPleinAir.com. Joan laughs that she herself received the invitations for 8 years before she started coming! To see photos of the painters and paintings, visit www.Facebook.com/EmeraldCoastPleinAirPainters.
 

First Friday ArtWalk featuring Dawn Chapman Whitty!

August 3rd 4-9pm at La Vie Est Belle
 
“Heart & Soul” featuring Photographer, Dawn Chapman Whitty
Dawn Chapman Whitty is a sought after local photographer with a style all her own. Her photographic style exemplifies the free spirited philosophy of going with the flow. As photographer and close family friend of Wendy Mignot, she has created a beautiful collectors style book for her, affectionally named “Heart and Soul” showcasing Wendy’s life of family, friends and jewelry throughout the years. It will be on display at La Vie Est Belle alongside of the many photos in Dawn’s collection, a live photo session, complimentary 8×10’s and a raffle!
 

Celebrate Summer at East End

Walk, bike or drive on over to East End Gallery this Friday, July 6, from 4-7 p.m. for ArtWalk.  We’ll be celebrating summer, surrounded by amazing art from 32 local and regional award-winning artists.  Guests will be treated to Watermelon Mojito freeze pops, BBQ and fixin’s while enjoying over 65 works of original art.  Share the news with all your art loving friends, and plan to celebrate with us.

 

Joan Vienot is gaining National Recognition

Local plein air painter Joan Vienot is gaining national recognition with her acceptance into the juried Estes Valley Plein Air Event, in Estes Park, Colorado. She and the 35 other accepted artists each will be painting his or her choice of subjects in that vicinity, which includes scenic Rocky Mountain National Park. The artists will be competing for sales and $11,000 in prizes at this event. Their work will be displayed at the Art Center of Estes Park during the month of September, 2018. Joan’s studio painting, Devil’s Backbone First Light (Loveland, Colorado), 10×20, oils, is one of the works by 8 of the artists which will be in the full-page event ad in the internationally-distributed Plein Air Magazine. Joan posts her work and blogs at www.joanvienot.com. She can be contacted (850) 259-8394 for commissions, instruction, and purchaes. She coordinates the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters — write her at pleinairemeraldcoast@gmail.com to be added to the ECPAP weekly painting location notification email list.
 

First Friday Art Walk at La Vie Est Belle

“Faces, Feathers & Fedoras”
July 6th 5-9pm at La Vie Est Belle
Featuring Artists, Shannon Herring & Gaëlle Le Goff
 
Shannon Herring studied Fine Art at AUM, emphasizing in painting. An artist for 25+ years, Shannon creates figurative art in a creative pop-art fashion influenced from her favorite musicians and artists, finding particular inspiration from Gustav Klimt as they have a very similar style. A South Walton local for almost 20 years, she enjoys time with her family, creating new pieces and going to music festivals. Her work is indicative of her lifestyle and blends seamlessly into the beauty of 30A.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaëlle Le Goff, owner of Haute Hat & Accessories, is a fashion addict turned hat designer. After falling in love with handcrafted hats while visiting family in Ecuador, she realized the necessity of a fabulous hat for the beach chic customer. Staying true to her French and Ecuadorian roots, she finds passion by working with local artisans as she custom designs beautiful hats in many colors and styles such as the “Classic Panama”, The Fedora” and “The Bella”.