Sculptor Dan Freeman, and painter Angèle Woolery are the featured artists in May and are helping the Rob Schouten Gallery celebrate its fifth anniversary at the Greenbank Farm.
Dan Freeman enjoys combining differing materials, such as wood with metal, or metal with stone, creating sculptures for both in and outdoor display. Recently he added motion to his artistic vocabulary and has created a number of kinetic sculptures, one of which will be on display in the gallery’s sculpture garden along with numerous other works by the artist.
German born painter Angèle Woolery is the daughter of master painter Helmut Mueller-Wiehl whose work greatly influenced Angèle’s sense of color and design. After a 25 year career in filmmaking she devoted herself to her first love, painting, and relocated to Whidbey Island. Woolery is exhibiting her vivid oil landscapes and pastel flowers. Angèle says, “I’m always amazed by the brilliant colors that come off my palette. It’s not something I choose, it just happens.”
While it was difficult to establish a new gallery in a somewhat out-of-the-way place,, the Rob Schouten Gallery has managed to thrive and flourish. In the last few years it has become the top-selling gallery for some of the well-known artists that are featured there. We are so thrilled about that,” says gallery co-owner Rob Schouten. “We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from our community and our artists and look forward to the next five years.”
Victory Schouten adds, “We so love our gallery, and we love when our customers talk about finding the gallery to be a haven where they find inspiration, connection and beauty. That is exactly the experience we have tried to create. And we love being a part of Greenbank Farm, whose wonderful galleries, shops, cafe, trails, agricultural programs, beauty and people make it an amazing place to be. If you haven’t discovered us yet we would love a chance to make you welcome.”
The month-long exhibit featuring Woolery and Freeman will open with a party on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 PM. “Please come and celebrate with us,” say the Schoutens.
Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at historic Greenbank Farm on scenic Whidbey Island. Spring Hours are 10 to 5 on weekends, 11 to 4 weekdays, Tuesdays by appointment only. For further information call 360.222.3070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.