The Indian Hill Art Show is Friday, November 12 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The annual event at the Indian Hill Church in Cincinnati will feature works from over 40 local artists. Works from Cincinnati oil painter Daryl Urig and art from the acclaimed Visionaries & Voices program will be available.
Works are for sale, which means that you can take home some great originals and prints. A whopping 30% of the proceeds go to the Indian Hill Church outreach programs. Get there early and buy quickly or your favorite piece might walk out the door with someone else.
Daryl Urig, nationally acclaimed oil painter, and MWP featured artist, will be debuting some of his works at the show. The Indian Hill Art Show is also sponsoring an online auction, so even if you can’t make the show, don’t forget to bid on these spectacular pieces of art.
Daryl’s auction item is a beautiful, signed and numbered print, titled “Relax“. Place your charitable bid today for your chance to win a gorgeous reproduction of an original plein air oil painting. Daryl is providing a sneak preview of his works that will be appearing at the show, located on his Web site.
Visionaries & Voices is an outreach program in Cincinnati for artists with disabilities. The artists of Visionaries & Voices produce outstanding and highly collectible works of art. Featured V&V artists include:
- Barry Davis
- Rosie Petrou
- Joel Whitaker
- Victor Dambowsky
- Kevin White
Indian Hill Art Show
Indian Hill Episcopal-Presbyterian Church
6000 Drake Road
Indian Hill, Ohio 45243
Friday, November 12th
6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Wine Tastings, Appetizers, & Complimentary Parking
$5.00 donation for adults
Saturday, November 13th
10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Light Refreshments & Free Admission
The Ann Arbor District Library is celebrating the Day of the Dead in 2010 by presenting a set of diverse artistic events around the photography exhibit “Curanderas: The Heart and Hands of Coatlicue” by Juan Javier Pescador. In the best tradition of Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States by people of Mexican descent, the AADL will feature different aspects of Mexican and Mexican American cultures. On November 1st a presentation by Juan Javier Pescador on the history and transformations of the Day of the Dead will be followed by an Aztec Dance group performance from East Lansing, led by Estrella Torrez, a professor at Michigan State University. In addition Jacqueline Moran, cultural representative of the Mexican Consulate in Detroit, will inaugurate the photography exhibit.
The exhibit will be showing October 19 – November 29, with the opening reception on November 1, at 7:00pm EST. The Ann Arbor District Library main branch is located at 343 S. Fifth Ave., in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Information quoted from press release.)
MWP will be attending this event. Please say “Hi”, if you see us there!
Daryl Urig is a dedicated Cincinnati-based oil painter who offers tips and unique insights into art through his blog, titled “The Adventure of an American Oil Painter”. Reading his blog reveals that it’s been a winning year for Daryl. However, it also reveals that only a few years ago, things were a bit more “heavy”.
This summer, Daryl and his wife, Robyn, won the United States Tennis Association’s 8.0 mixed doubles sectionals in Fort Wayne Indiana. They will be competing at the USTA National Finals this November in Arizona. In addition, Daryl’s men’s team won the state finals this year.
When he’s not playing tennis, Daryl paints. He’s an oil painter, and his loose strokes and bright colors offer an impressionistic feel.
Last month, Daryl’s work was selected to appear in this year’s “Exposed” exhibit, which opened last week, and showcases the top 100 artists from the previous year’s Secret Artworks exhibit.
In addition, Daryl participated in the “Art at the Arnold” event at the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Arnold Schwarzenegger chose Daryl’s painting, titled “Body Builder 2″, as his favorite piece, earning Daryl the coveted “Arnold’s Choice Award”.
Daryl has accomplished a lot recently, however, prior to that, he had some struggles. Sometimes life is like a 300 pound bodybuilder sitting on your chest.
All that I know is that my life has been in an upheaval since I was divorced and I can see everywhere I go that people are hurting, and all for different reasons. Life can sometimes get heavy.
Daryl surrounds himself with friends and mentors and pushes onward. He is an accomplished plein air painter, and spends a lot of time outdoors with fellow painters and his new wife, and soul mate, Robyn.
En plein air is a french term that literally means “in the open air”. It consists of painting real objects in real time, using natural lighting, in the great outdoors.
Daryl’s plein air works don’t just consist of rural landscapes, though he does paint some beautiful and picturesque images of still life. I especially like his barns on top of grassy fields. However, Daryl also paints images of real, living people.
Finding a good model can be difficult. Understandably, sitting still long enough for someone to paint your image doesn’t sound easy, and doing this outside in the elements seems even more challenging.
Daryl was painting one particular piece in his backyard garden.
It got so hot we had to bring out a fan for the model to cool her down, as well as provide her with shorter posing times like 15 minutes to pose, 10 minutes rest.
So, you shouldn’t be surprised to find out that it’s an art in itself just finding the right kind of person, and Daryl’s blog offers some helpful tips on finding a great model.
In one of his blog entries, Daryl defines impressionist painting. He explains the techniques that he uses to create shapes and light through color, which is at the heart of impressionism. I admit that it’s a distinction I never completely grasped until Daryl explained it.
Daryl says that his most prized piece is “Dancing Light”, which depicts his wife Robyn. It’s a gorgeous piece that has received various awards.
At the heart of Daryl’s artwork is his inspiration.
I know it sounds simple, but life inspires me. All of my experiences and how they affect me as a person. My past thoughts, my present thoughts and my future thoughts all happening at once. No matter what I paint it is painted with passion from my heart.
Daryl prides himself in being mostly self taught, even though he did take a few courses at Columbus College of Art and Design.
I feel most of the academic study will take you off course or cause you conflict that you will have to eventually throw out. Art is a personal study and expression.
For oil painters, or those just curious about art, Daryl’s blog is an excellent resource. Yet, it’s more than that. In addition to technical details, Daryl offers helpful and personal insights that can be applied to anything that you’re passionate about, including life in general.
Daryl writes about personal challenges and overcoming them. He discusses drive, passion, and spirit. “The Adventure of an American Oil Painter” is an invaluable source of inspiration.
I was always an artist and painter from my earliest days I knew I would be an artist. It has been my life long goal and struggle. Encouraging teachers are helpful, but the self assurance must come from within and be unmovable and impenetrable to complete your task as a painter.
We can’t win at everything all the time, but that’s life, and life is inspiring.
Read Daryl Urig’s useful, insightful, and inspiring blog “The Adventure of an American Oil Painter”. To purchase his works or prints, request a private showing, or hire him for commission work and seminars, contact Daryl at his Web site DarylUrig.com. Be sure to subscribe to his blog and website to find out where he’ll be appearing next, as he continues his plein air sessions.
You can also find Daryl’s work in a variety of locations throughout Ohio. Daryl has two pieces hanging at the Hayley Gallery, in New Albany. You can see one of his latest works in the “Exposed” exhibit at the Artworks gallery in downtown Cincinnati, through November 28th, 2010. Two of his pieces are hanging in the collector’s corner inside the gift shop of the Toledo Art Museum, where you can purchase the works.
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