- April 2016 Art @ Mulberry Art Studios -

Bob GrobengieserBob Grobengieser: The World Around Us

Bob Grobengeiser’s The World Around Us will be spending the month of April at Mulberry Art Studios, and will open on April 1st with a First Friday Reception from 5pm until 9pm. The exhibit features landscapes and portraits in oil paint and pencil, along with a model ship or two.

Not much has changed in Bob Grobengieser’s life since his last show at Mulberry Art Studios three years ago- other than those things that normally and unavoidably go along with advancing years. He has now survived for nearly 86 years and is still spending much of his spare time with a paint brush in his hand capturing, to the best of his ability, the beauty of God’s creation. His work is still that of a realist in spite of some effort to add a touch of impressionism every now and then.

An area on which Grobengieser has recently increased his focus is portrait art. A pencil drawing of one of his lovely granddaughters received 1st Place recognition at a recent Lancaster County Art Association show. A copy of this as well as other examples of his portrait work will be exhibited at the Gallery.

Grobengieser continues his work as a volunteer in the Friendship Community art program.  Friendship provides services to people with developmental disabilities and Grobengieser’s adult son, Tom, is served by this program.  Friendship operates their own art gallery in Lancaster where art lessons are provided for Friendship residents.  Works of professional artists are displayed in the Gallery along with those created by the residents (many of them remarkably beautiful). “It’s wonderful to see the Friendship artist’s joy when they create something and can find expression in art,” Grobengeiser comments.

And there is one other hobby that vies for some of Grobengieser’s remaining spare time - model ship building - the beautiful old sailing vessels of the 18th Century with spider webs of intricate rigging. At least one of these models will be on display.

Bob Grobengieser

Painting gives me a tremendous sense of fulfillment,” says Grobengeiser.  “This planet with which we have been blessed provides unlimited inspiration: The sky, the earth the oceans with their ever changing moods, the sunrises, the sunsets. The beautiful people that occupy it. There is no end.”

Christine Ott: Reflections of Light

In Reflections of Light, artist Christine Ott uses a combination of ceramic paint, glass paint, oil and acrylic paint when creating her abstract and impressionistic paintings.  “I create without boundaries,” says Ott, who likes to use her fingers to create texture and feeling of dimension in her work. 

Reflections of Light will be on exhibit at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of April, and opens with a First Friday Reception on April 1st from 5pm until 9pm.

After several years of walking a spiritual  path trying to find a purpose to life, I was determined to share my inner light in a way that would have a positive impact on those I come in contact with during my  journey through life,” reflects Ott.  “Art in any form, portrays a story- perhaps the story  of one's deepest thoughts  and emotions. I sit without any preplanned thoughts  about what I am to create, just the  intention that--- in the end -- I provide the viewer with a sense of connection.”

Christine Ott

Sip and Paint Workshop with Bernadette CachuelaSip and Paint Workshop with Bernadette Cachuela

Bernadette Cachuela, an acrylic and oil based fine artist from Ephrata, will be holding Sip and Paint Workshops at Mulberry Art Studios this spring. The first class will be held on Sunday, April 24th from 2pm until 4pm. Cachuela will work with the class, guiding them in the creation of a springtime themed painting that depicts red flowers and dragonflies against a lovely open sky. Get your friends together for a fun afternoon of wine and art in one of Lancaster’s most unique creative venues, and register now by emailing Cacuela at bern.cachuela@gmail.com

Register before April 17th to receive a $5 discount, making it just $30. After the 17th, the workshop will cost $35 to attend. This is a BYOB event, please feel free to bring any food and beverage you desire.

Bernadette Cachuela has been painting for most of her life and is sharing her talents, time, and knowledge by holding classes and privet lessons for all ages. Besides teaching and holding sip and paint classes, she has exhibits at least twice a year of her work. Bernadette is known for her “Hauntingly Beautiful,” style art. Her work has been on display and exhibited at Mulberry Art Studios in Lancaster, Chaplin’s Music Café in Phoenixville, and Omni Lens Studios in downtown Ephrata. She has experience working with adults and children and makes her classes a fun and warm welcoming environment. When it comes to her work she’s best known for her ability to connect with her audience in a way that her art is more than just a painting. Her work is known to strike a nerve or evoke emotion with some; it all truly comes from within.

Christine Ott

 

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