Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Michelle!

Gallery owner Michelle Peterson-Albandoz celebrates her birthday with friends and staff on Friday night.

Nicole Hollander, left, and Salome Chasnoff stuck around for hugs & drinks. Happy Birthday Girl!

New Works Opening!

Michelle Peterson's reclaimed paint panel piece is the perfect backdrop for a conversation with artist Michael McGuire (center). Check out Michael's blog -

Michael McGuire, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz and Doug Britt Reyes are featured in this month's show. Tricia Rumbolz, Paul Clark, Monika Wulfers, Mark Pease, Brittany Jordan Reyna and Mieke Zuiderweg have work in the back salon area.

Photographer Paul Clark, left, and Artist Steve Green cheers to all future art sales!

Doug Britt Reyes' double-form vessels stretch down the gallery. Each piece is hand-thrown in a continuous manner- leaving the viewer wondering how it was done by hand in the first place...

Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, left, and Steve Green talk about her new series of reclaimed paint panels. She used paints destined for disposal and created thick layers of texture and repetition with them.

Folks talk during the opening on Friday night.

Artist Tricia Rumbolz stands with a few of her pieces on display at the gallery on Friday.

Kris, left, and Chris take a better look at the details in one of Tricia Rumbolz's works.

Artist Mieke Zuiderweg is the Atlas to her own photographs.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Las Manos Gallery Opening Tonight!

New Works
Opening Friday, June 17th

Michelle Peterson-Albandoz - Michael McGuire -
Doug Britt Reyes - Tricia Rumbolz -
Brittany Jordan Reyna

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

46th Annual Midsommarfest!

Gallery Artist Chuck Meyers gets creative with chalk outside the Las Manos Gallery Booth

Amos Kennedy's letter press posters were a success at this year's Fest

Artists Michael McGuire, right, and Doug Britt Reyes watch the crowd on Saturday
Andersonville's 46th Annual Midsommarfest had
huge crowds this year. People enjoyed food, music
and good weather all weekend.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Midsommarfest in Andersonville!


Andersonville's 46th Annual Midsommarfest is taking
place on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12th on Clark
Street. The Fest opens from 11am-10pm and features
food, music and artwork. Las Manos will feature
its gallery artists in a booth in front of the Gallery.
Please join us!

Original oil paintings by Chuck Meyers

Photographs by Mieke Zuiderweg

Artists included in this year's booth:
Chuck Meyers *Mieke Zuiderweg * Amos Kennedy * Paul Clark* Steve Green * Eric Garcia * Antonio Martinez * Lindsey Clark-Ryan * Matthew Best * John Mosher * E.C. Rolwing

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Show

New Works
Opening Reception Friday, June 17th

Show runs June 10 - July, 2011

Micheal McGuire

Doug Britt Reyes

Michelle Peterson-Albandoz

Artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz

Artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz was recently inspired by West African Artist El Anatsuitsui. His maxim that “ art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that the artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up” inspired Michelle to work with materials within her reach. Her concrete panels are a paradigm of the cement and adobe materials readily available in Florida. The repetitive lines and forms are a reflection of the older architecture.

Artist Michael McGuire

Artist Michael McGuire has drawn inspiration from plants for years, but something he saw this past winter changed his approach in rendering them. He observed that the reductive quality of winter storms simplified the contours of leafless plant life while emphasizing the chaotic and complex systems of nature. He photographed vegetation and trees after snowstorms and used them as a starting point for a series of works consisting of tight crosshatching on paper.

Artist Doug Britt Reyes

Doug Britt Reyes’ work consists of a study in opposites and the balance between them. His ceramic vessels test gravity with their upward and outward lifts, creating an elegance that is seeped in tension. These double forms make the viewer question what is “inside” and what is “outside.” The vessels are also purposely androgynous, with vague masculine references and feminine curves. Each piece is left void of any signature or human touch so the viewer’s emotional reaction is unobstructed.