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Mary Rollins and Peggy Ohlson
Mary Rollins and Peggy Ohlson

Thu, Oct 03


The Dalles Art Center

Mary Rollins and Peggy Ohlson

Pursuing Joy: an exhibit of new work by two well-known and celebrated Mid-Columbia Gorge area artists. Opening Night Reception: Thursday, October 3, 5 - 7 pm. Free.

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2024, 11:00 AM – Nov 07, 2024, 5:00 PM

The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA

About The Event

Over their accomplished careers, Mary Rollins and Peggy Ohlson have been pursuing joy in their work and have brought joy to many through their compositions. Both painters are accomplished and recognized Mid-Columbia Gorge area artists. Mary has earned a Platinum Merit Award from the Watercolor Society of Oregon and her painting was awarded First Prize Winner in the International Watercolor Masters competition and will be included in the IWM Exhibition slated for May 2024 in Shropshire, England.

Peggy Ohlson is known for her colorful oil paintings that captures the soft, gentle aspects of the landscape around her, while her subject matter – that of orchards, gardens, the rolling hills and wild flowers of the Columbia River Gorge enhances and complements her lyrical brushstroke. Both artists have spent decades developing their technical skills while evolving their artistic vision. This show is an opportunity to experience the full breadth of their mastery and talent.

Opening Night Reception: Thursday, October 3, 5 - 7 pm. Free.

About the Artists

Peggy Ohlson

Living all my life exploring the incredible and varied beauty of the Columbia Gorge, has given me a love and appreciation for this unique area.

Trying to capture the color, geography, atmospheric lighting, and seasonal changes has been such a rewarding and great source of joy to me. I know I will never run out of inspiration.

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Mary Rollins

As a young child, my interest in creating was strong. After a summer rain, I remember building fanciful objects of mud, twigs, agates and found butterfly wings.  I now interpret the natural world’s beauty through watercolor. If I’m away from my brushes too long, I become restless. Painting helps define who I am.

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