Art Exhibit Reception: Day Dreams

Art by Phyllis Rapp at Upstairs Gallery

Sat, August 3, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upstairs Art Gallery: Press Release
Date: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/11/19

EXHIBIT DATES: July 29 – August 31, 2019

“Day Dreams” Paintings by Phyllis Rapp

Artist Reception: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm : stop by the gallery to
cheer the show with artists, Phyllis Rapp and Donna Schaffer. Join them in refreshments and bites.

The August featured artist, Phyllis Rapp is presenting whimsical acrylic paintings of animals, people, landscapes and flowers in dream like settings, “Day Dreams”. Rapp says her paintings start with a base of colors, stamps, stencils in abstract application. As she studies the results, she discovers various scenes and more realistic representations of familiar objects emerge. She adds detail to the “found” images and then paints out the distractions – or the negative space. Phyllis’ love of design, color, and texture are evident in her colorful and imaginative resulting paintings.

Phyllis Rapp, is a founder of the 22-year-old Upstairs Art Gallery. She has a BFA from San Francisco Academy of Art and has been active in many art organizations, galleries and has taught watercolor classes.

The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features “Coastal Plein Air” by Donna Schaffer. These landscapes & seascapes explore the environment where the oceans meet the land. Schaffer strives to take you there with her color palette and brushstrokes in oil. “Painting en plein air allows me to capture in-depth the views I love,” noted Schaffer.

Gallery open daily 11-6.
Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 9544
(707) 431-4214
www.upstairsartgallery.net
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