The WyEast artists will present an art show titled, “After Hours” at the Sandy Actor’s Theater. The featured artist Vern Groff will present several of his watercolors exploring the “After Hours” theme.
The play on stage is “Wait until dark” a story about a blind woman trapped in her apartment by thugs. With the theme “After Hours” the artists step away from the terror part of the dark and ask what do we as artists see or do after hours or at days end? We chose our theme to be “After Hours” to allow for the expression of a wide range of possibilities. What do we do after working hours? What has been inspiring at the end of day? Almost anything goes. The theme is only the starting point. At the reception the artists will talk briefly about their art and answer any questions.
Thursday, September 8 at 6:45 the public is invited to a reception for the opening of “After Hours” at the Sandy Actors Theatre. After the artists brief comments, a dress-rehearsal performance of “Wait until dark” will be presented.
The featured artist Vernon Groff has been painting in watercolor for over 30 years. He finds painting in watercolor to be a tactile and visual delight. He is a watercolor guy. He finds the medium a source of almost limitless surprise and joy. People and animals are his primary sources of inspiration but he paints anything that looks interesting.
He has exhibited in the Gresham Art Committee, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Northwest Watercolor Society, Lake Area Artists in Lake Oswego and the WyEast Artisans Guild shows.
The painting “In the evening after dark they’re making donuts near the Park” is based upon seeing the friendly warm glow of light coming through the windows of the local donut store in the dark.
For this first show of the season, Vern Groff is our Featured Artist with two works.
“In the evening after dark they’re making donuts near the Park”.
The play officially opens September 9, and runs through October 2, with “After Dark” artwork on display in the lobby.
Sandy Actors Theater is located behind the Ace hardware in Sandy at 39181 Pioneer Blvd.
Seating at the September 8 reception is on a first come basis and all donations benefit the Guild’s non-profit public programs.
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