Antonio Greco is "rather famous" in Italy, where he owns many art galleries, says Linda von Geldern of the Balcony Gallery. Greco's mixed media works are on display and for sale in "Out of the Sketchbook," which runs through Jan. 10.
Out of the sketchbook
Last week, we profiled Koa Gallery's mixed media miniatures show. This week, we present another art show big in stature and small in canvas size. Here is a peek at some of the hundred-plus pieces on the walls of The Balcony Gallery. Its "Out of the Sketchbook" show, featuring small-scale works by more than 40 artists, offers those with regular paychecks an opportunity to purchase original pieces by serious artists.
Linda von Geldern, co-owner of The Balcony Gallery, says established artists often use the "Sketchbook" show to exhibit new and different works. This year, the gallery has taken the show international by including the works of Antonio Greco, an Italian artist.
"Out of the Sketchbook" runs through Jan. 10. The Balcony Gallery, located in Kailua at 442-A Uluniu St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Call 263-4434.
Susan Hogan's ceramic cats are popular with visitors to the Balcony Gallery. Even folks who aren't necessarily "cat people" love the pieces, von Geldern says.
Michael O'Hara offers an array of photographs for the exhibit. His innovative works are taken with his cell phone using the "incandescent" setting.
Patrick Kramer fans, take note: his wood works in "Out of the Sketchbook" are priced to accommodate those pocketbooks adhering to a strict budget.
Tamara Moan has numerous watercolor mixed media work in the show.