Gallery One artists are pleased to announce their November show, Things with Legs, will be open to the public Wednesday, Oct. 28, to Tuesday, Dec. 1.
This month’s theme has legs. If a topic is said to have legs, it means people have interest in it. The expression often describes a story, issue or scandal, but this month’s exhibit isn’t scandalous, just lovely.
In Michelle Marshall’s acrylic painting, “Sea Legs,” the viewer sees the leggy beach bunny combined with the painting’s title, which conveys that she is comfortable on the water.
In “Boardwalk - Winner Every Time,” W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting, he nostalgically depicts two lucky, leggy boardwalk pikers competing for stuffed animal prizes.
Lesley McCaskill’s acrylic painting, “Social Distancing,” shows a triad of youthful legs illustrating the body language of fun on the beach.
Cheryl Wisbrock’s “Legs and Ponchos,” depicts a sea of tourists caught in the rain reduced to a blob of vibrant colors floating along on dozens of legs.
In her graphite piece “Gladys, Mattie and Phyllis (Legs in Light)," Laura Hickman also embraces a simpler time when legs were considered provocative. The three girls are dressed in their best, posing like movie stars showing off their glorious “gams.”
“Legs and More Legs” is what artist Joyce Condry almost called her acrylic painting, “First Light.” The elongated morning shadows make it look like her shore birds are standing on stilts.
Dale Sheldon’s “Shorebird Reflections,” in acrylic, brought her comment, “With their long legs, many varieties of shorebirds are able to stand in the shallow water looking for dinner treats with little concern for the waves. The clear reflections of the shorebirds in these calm waters allows you to almost feel the gentle surf.”
Marybeth Paterson’s “On the Line,” an oil, graphically illustrates six blackbirds sitting still and sharing their glossy deep colors with the viewer.
Leo Kahl’s “Happy Place,” in watercolor, features a humble rocking chair which has become a neighborhood favorite in Whites Creek.
In “Ascent to the Top,” Eileen Olson’s oil with cold wax on panel painting, she imaginatively honors the humble workhorse known as the ladder.
Always staffed by an artist, Gallery One is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at 32 Atlantic Ave., Route 26, in Ocean View. Face masks and social distancing are required. To ensure the safety of all, the number of visitors at any one time may be limited.