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The following article was posted on December 10th, 2019, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 20, Issue 41 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 20, Issue 41

Valley Art Gallery holds Art Squared exhibition

Art Squared opened at Valley Art Gallery in Orcutt on Friday, Dec. 6, and will remain on display through Saturday, Dec. 28. This exhibition showcases 50 abstract paintings by local artist Beverly Johnson. The pieces vary in size and depth and were each created by an acrylic pour method Johnson has been experimenting with for the last few years, according to the gallery.


Beverly Johnson's
PHOTO COURTESY OF VALLEY ART GALLERY

Due to the randomness inherent to the pouring process, Johnson has found the medium to be challenging but also fun, she explained in a media release from Valley Art Gallery.

“It’s an informed process, and sometimes it’s just about knowing when to stop,” Johnson said, commenting on how she achieves her final results. “When the piece feels finished.”

Johnson’s been interested in art since childhood, and her creative endeavors have led the artist to try various media throughout her long career. The Orcutt-based artist often uses either oil or watercolor to create her realistic landscapes and animal studies. Johnson also uses silk painting to create wearable garments and scarves. The artist also teaches painting classes at local schools and to the public by appointment (pictured above).

To find out more about Johnson’s work and Art Squared, visit valleygallery.org. Valley Art Gallery is located at 125 W. Clark Ave., suite 101, Orcutt. The gallery’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 6 p.m., and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.




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