The Brush and Easel Gallery in Fresno, representing the work of local Valley artists in various genres with an emphasis on creating a warm, welcoming space for you, the buyer, interested in starting or adding to your art collection. Fine Art with the intention of arousing curiosity whether abstract, impressionistic, traditional or outsider, grace the walls in this eclectic display which also includes an array of artisan gifts.
T- F, 10am - 6pm. Sat, 10am - 4pm.
Valerie Greene, Artist/Owner
"Art cannot be separated from life. It is the expression of the greatest need of which life is capable, and we value art not because of the skilled product, but because of the revelation of a life's experience."
“Peaceful Repurpose” by Kathy Marks
July 10th-July 30th, 2015
Third Thursday Arthop - July 16th, 5-8pm.
Kathy Marks, assemblage artist, combines found and repurposed objects into subtle, delicate and inspiring compositions. Texture, color and contrast captivate her. The overlooked fragments she gathers together tell a story. Kathy’s work conveys a reflective calmness, often laced with gentle humor, and has been described as “Zen” in nature. The small details and intricacies invite the viewer to slow down and take the journey with her. Each piece is meditative in nature, and the resulting works reveal her dedication and mindfulness.
The Art of Zen!
with Laura Fraedrich
Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 10 - 4:30pm
$55 - Supplies Provided.
In this class, we'll learn to make zen inspired doodles on a three dimensional clay canvas. First, we'll use a watercolor type product to create a background, then we'll doodle! You can make repeating patterns, write words, and/or draw pictures.
The resulting product will be something you'll be proud to display on the wall or with plate stand.
Products used: Mayco Bisque, Stroke & Coats, Designer Liners.
Seating is Limited. Call to Register Today!
“52 Weeks of Art Plates” by Laura Fraedrich
June 25th – July 7th, 2015
Meet the Artist! Thursday, July 2nd, 4-6pm.
Local ceramic artist, Laura Fraedrich, challenged herself to create one plate each week in 2013. Every plate was designed around what was happening in her life at the time, and the project became an art journal painted with glazes on earthenware clay instead of in a traditional paper book. Every time a plate was created, Laura explained its meaning on her blog, The Peculiar Palette. For the first time ever, all of the plates from the 52 Weeks of Art Plates project will be on display at The Brush and Easel Gallery. Join us for the opening reception and take a look at a year's worth of stories told through a collection of ceramic plates.