MAIN EVENT GALLERY

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The Main Event Gallery is located in historic Downtown Red Bluff. Tehama County Arts Council members are proud to volunteer their time to attend the gallery.

Main Event Gallery | 710 Main St., Red Bluff, CA 

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday | 11 am - 5 pm

April 28 - May 29, 2021

"The Art of Flora"

Featured Artist, Susan F. Greaves

accompanied by

Gallery Members' floral artworks

             Artist, Susan F. Greaves said the most exciting thing in her life is her art.  This enthusiasm and passion for art has led her on a 40-year journey devoted to capturing color and light in her impressionist-style paintings.  Her florals explode with vibrant colors and come to life on canvas as she applies distinctive loose brush strokes.

             Greaves still life florals will be featured in the Main Event Gallery's  "The Art of Flora" exhibit, opening Friday April 30- Saturday, May 29, accompanied by Gallery members' floral artworks. 

 

             A native of Louisiana, Susan was greatly influenced by the graceful and classic architecture surrounding in her.  Her first recollection of an interest in art was her great love of color and the works of post-impressionist Paul Cezanne.

 

              "My paintings have been described as a fine example of strong, painterly style," said Susan.  " I use classical methods of careful observation, and direct execution.  I paint what I see, while expressing my reaction to the subject utilizing  loose brushwork."

 

            "Painting florals, for me is an excuse to use color," said Susan.  "The music of color, warm against cool, light against dark, close harmony or bold statements, can be played to its fullest expression. Art is sincere. It's based on both mind and heart, and combines the best of both."

 

            "What lets me ramp up my senses is when I step up to my easel," said Greaves.  "When I'm painting, I have to look, really LOOK, at my subject and take note of its color and texture. I must HEAR the melody of the color relationships and the staccato accents of more intense color and contrast. I must FEEL the way the eye glides over the soft edges or halts at a hard one. I haven't figured out how to impart SMELL, but I get a somewhat puzzling sense of peace around oil paint. Two hours of painting can work on me like a visit to a theme park on a six-year-old."

 

            Greaves works portray a broad range of subjects from floral, and still life to landscapes, figures, ranching scenes and horses.  To see more of her works go to www.susanfgreaves.com.

 

             Sponsored by the Tehama County arts Council, the exhibit can be viewed at 710 Main Street, Red Bluff, Thursday through Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM.  Public health guidelines are in place. For more information:  tcacarts@gmail.com or (530) 941-6465.