Boomerang is celebrating the change of season with a new exhibit, “Realism vs. Impressionism,” with an opening night reception on First Friday, Sept. 1. The show features works by both professional and amateur Northwest artists and brings together art that is either representational (in the literal, realistic sense, using precise skills and techniques to bring the subject to vivid life) and inspirational (swathes of soft color, textural interplay, and evocative figures or landscapes, as seen in many impressionist works). You’ll see works by Tom Gail, Katey Sandy, Christopher Mooeny, Renato Grieco, Barbara Van Nostern, and others.
Whether plein air, portrait, or studio still life; whether invented, contrived, or straight visual document, Boomerang Fine Arts will draw your eye with this collection of two-dimensional works that have been juried on merit and craftsmanship. The exhibit, which runs through September, will be celebrated with First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music and complimentary light refreshments. The exhibit continues through Friday, Sept. 29.
While you’re there to see the art, you’ll want to enjoy a Stumptown coffee drink from the coffee bar and peruse the giant array of home furnishings, books, jewelry and other treasures in the “generosity shop,” which takes all proceeds and donates them to local charities. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com. Boomerang is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.
Above image: “Pear Trio,” by Katey Sandy, acrylic on canvas board, 11 x 14 inches.