“Feast for the Eyes” at The Gallery at 48 Natoma
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays – Wednesdays
Entry/Cost: free to the public. Art is available for purchase
More information: folsom.ca.us
The “Feast for the Eyes” art exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma showcases the wonderful and fruity art of Linda Heath Clark, Craig Stephens and Thomas Pat Jacobsen until June 28.
“Feast for the Eyes” exhibits
“It’s all about summer markets and farmers markets,” said Cynthia Abraham, the gallery director.
At the gallery,
“Scratchboard is typically done black and white. It’s painted layers of paint, then scratching away the surface to get to the color,” Abraham said. “I have not seen color scratchboard the way [
Clark, an El Dorado County-based scratchboard artist, was awarded Master Scratchboard Artist status by the
The gallery also features Stephens’ oil paintings of fruits and vegetables.
“I met [Stephens], and I knew I wanted to do this exhibit,” Abraham said. “He’s got 30 pieces of all the different fruits and vegetables that he’s painted in a really beautiful, impressionist, still-life kind of style.”
Stephens’ paintings of avocados have been particularly popular with the community.
“I love his colors. I love the texture, the little brush strokes that he’s used. I think his [artwork] is great,” Abraham said.
In 1993, Stephens received his bachelor’s degree in art studio at the
Oftentimes, Abraham features an additional historical component or private collection to complete the show. For this exhibit, Abraham chose Jacobsen’s original crate label lithographs.
“[Jacobsen] has one of the foremost collections of fruit crate labels,” she said.
“The industry that promoted them would have those labels premade and fit to go on them,” Abraham said. “They had incredible individual companies, and the artwork that went on them were just masterpieces.”
The next exhibit at the Gallery, “Life Lessons,” will feature works by artists Chris Foster, Amanda Paoletti and Sandra Poteet from July 13 to Sep. 8.
“I’m always looking for something new and different,” Abraham said. “Come out and see our exhibits. They’re really unique. You’d have to go downtown or to