“Why We Paint!”
At Art & Soul Gallery our annual New Year’s exhibit features one small work from each artist in the gallery, framed by the gallery’s new owner, Peter Stone.
This year the theme is, “Why we paint!” As the new owner of the gallery, I’ve been curious to discover how each artist got started painting. So a few months ago I started asking each of them this question, “Why do you paint?” or “What was your first inspiration?” The variety of and beauty of the stories that emerged is quite impressive.
Stop by the gallery to see the original work each artist has created in response to my query and read their stories in their own words. I promise you’ll be moved and inspired!
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About the Gallery
Established in 1998 by seven female artists, Peter Stone’s Art & Soul Gallery is home to the original work of 27 curated local and regional artists from Oregon and Northern California. These award-winning two-dimensional artists offer an expansive collection of watercolors, oil paintings, pastels, and mixed media to beautify your life and your home. We also proudly display jewelry, ceramics, and textiles created by carefully chosen three-dimensional functional artists.
Restorative Events & Music
A tranquil place to appreciate fine art, Art & Soul Gallery also hosts weekly events to renew the soul and encourage acceptance in our community. Peter is an accomplished musician and teacher with decades of experience as a composer and performer. His offerings include house concerts, accompaniment for yoga classes, Chanting & Chai every Sunday morning in the gallery, and private music lessons. Peter’s devotional music promotes a deeper sense of calm and clarity in the lives of those who experience it.
Setting Your Art Apart
Peter brings his skills as a master framer to Art & Soul Framing, a custom frame shop located within the gallery. A collaborative conduit for beauty, he will facilitate a finished product that inspires joy and reflects your personal interpretation of the art you choose.
Whether you are looking for art to beautify your home, custom framing to enhance the display of a piece you love, or music to soothe your soul, Peter invites you to stop by the gallery for First Friday, a Sunday afternoon painting demo, or anytime to experience Art & Soul Gallery. You can also view gallery pieces on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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