Spring into our Spring ArtWalk!

duckcakesScottsdale Gallery Association
Spring into the Arts ArtWalk
Thursday, April 2,  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7050 E. Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ

duckMake this artist-owned gallery your first stop during the ArtWalk!  You’ll experience a festive atmosphere in a beautiful gallery highlighting the work of five talented On The Edge artists.

Connect with the gallery’s featured artists while enjoying gourmet “springtime” duck egg edibles made especially for you by Quacker’s Cakes, created by one of our featured artists, Julie Carpenter Boardman. Julie’s pet duck, Indigo, generously supplied the eggs for the gourmet duck egg cupcakes, and Indigo will also be there!

Watch our featured artists in action with live demonstrations and conversations about their various processes and techniques.

adamsKarolina Adams, Ink on Paper
“I’m an introvert by nature, so drawing has always been my alternative to therapy,” says Karolina.  “As I’m not a very graceful speaker, my conversations are messy, I run in circles with my idea and trip over my words. When I draw, I’m clean, minimalistic and to the point. So, instead of verbally sharing my internal chaos, it’s a lot easier for me to engage in drawing, unloading the feelings, and working through the thoughts and emotions and tell my stories. Drawing quiets my scrambled mind. Most of the time, I do quick sketches in pencil just to get the initial raw emotions out. I go through the emotion while creating the piece. I cry with my pieces, I’m joyful with them and everything in-between.”

julieJulie Carpenter, Printmaking
Julie has a MFA in Printmaking and Drawing, and she has taught printmaking and various other courses at the university level, including Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Concordia University, Rogers State University, Tulsa Community College and the Maricopa Community College system. In addition, Julie has taught various art workshops, managed a painting studio for gifted high-school students, and participated in teaching children art in impoverished school districts, as part of a large grant through the Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council. Julie taught elementary school art in the Phoenix area for one year and managed a summer children’s workshop teaching painting, drawing and ceramics in Scottsdale, AZ.

gretaGreta Ivers, Pastel Figurative Works
Greta pursued a career in medicine and has been a practicing family physician since finishing residency at Cook County Hospital in 1998. In 2002, an artist and beloved friend introduced Greta to pastels during a visit to Taos, New Mexico. In 2005, she began taking night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in drawing and painting.  Greta has also studied and participated in numerous classes and workshops at the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago and the Scottsdale Artists’ School. “My art reflects my passion for life – exploding with color and creativity,” says Greta.  “I am a versatile human being who embraces the environment and shares that vision through my art.”

jackieJacqueline Roliardi, Abstract Mixed Media
“Spring has always been my favorite season,” says Jackie. “As a child growing up in cold climates in the Northeast, I always remember that exhilarating feeling of the snow melting and sidewalks finally clearing. It felt like a time for change, transformation, and renewal. I am inspired by springtime in the desert, when the browns of winter transform into the greens, yellows, oranges and purples of spring.  I love painting my abstract landscapes with these colors that have long been my favorites.”  With a Masters Degree in Education, Jackie is a former educator, turned technology enthusiast. She traveled extensively with Apple Computer Inc., speaking to the education community about the impact of technology on learning, and “changing the world, one person at a time.” Jackie feels that she is still changing the world, through her art.

jennyJenny Willigrod, Pastel Southwest Whimsical
“You can ask any artist, ‘What drives you to create?’ and the response will be the same. “It is part of my existence,” says Jenny.  “My love of art began as a child and has been an essential part of my life ever since. I label my artwork ‘southwest whimsical’ as I love bright, bold colors, and my subjects are images from scenes of the Southwest and Mexico. I try to capture that moment in time which has a reflection of a happy memory to so many of us living in this part of the world. My medium of choice is chalk pastel. The pastels allow me to achieve the bright pigments with beautiful blends and free flowing combinations of colors.”

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