ONCE UPON A TIME… the classic beginning of children’s books harkens to beautiful memories when life was simpler and everyone lived happily ever after. Of course, now we are grown up & have learned that life too often is not fair and can be filled with the unexpected. For some this is exciting & wonderful, for others it is horrifying.
As we near the close of 2016, many of us are filled with a sense of trepidation and apprehension. Many populations of today's world are afflicted with anguish and apprehensions of all sorts - political, religious, environmental, to name just a few.
In early, more primitive times, many cultures realized that the artist was the shaman who possessed the powers that could make us well, create wealth and power. It was art, not science that soothed the spirit- that saved us.
With the power of the creative spirit in mind, Viridian has invited artists to present their art to aid in the healing of your spirit. In addition, to aid visitors in finding gifts for those who matter in their lives, the gallery has created its annual Olde Arte Shoppe, filled with artist-made gifts of prints, photography, jewelry, cards, etc. all priced under $150 for last minute holiday shopping or just for giving to oneself...
Renee Borkow, Henry Coupe, Jan Davis, May DeViney, Bernice Faegenburg, Arthur Dworin, Franz Fox, Tazuko Fujii, Oi Sawa, Alan Gaynor, Wally Gilbert, Kathleen King, Namiyo Kubo, Matthias Merdan, John Nieman, Stacey Clarfield Newman, Filippo Prandi, Srividya Kannan Ramachandran, Barbara K Schwartz, Susan Sills, Virginia Evans Smit, Angela Smith, Robert Smith, Deborah Sudran, Joshua Greenberg, Phyllis Featherstone, Rosemary Lyons, Darryl Moody, Michael Reck, Sarah Riley, Katherine Ellinger Smith, Toto Takamori, Vernita N'Cognita, Jenny Belin, Marcia Bernstein, Irene Christensen, Kathy Levine, Elizabeth Ginsberg, Sheila Smith, Ed Herman, Mary Hendricks, Bernice Kramer, Angela M. LaMonte, Marcia Lloyd, Lenore Mills, Scott Kulok, Petronia Paley, Sam Wiener, Lynne Mayocole, Fred Gutzeit, Emily Booth, Celia Gilbert, Derrick Smit, Sarah Goodlow Riley- Land, Jane Talcott, John Lloyd, Alex Woodhouse, Flora Hogman, Flash Light, Harini Ramachandran, William Paterson Armstrong