Now Open! The Erin Hanson Gallery in McMinnville Oregon
Saturday, August 14, 2021
The afternoon of August 14th saw locals and visitors alike flock to The Erin Hanson Gallery on 1805 NE Colvin Court in McMinnville, Oregon. They were coming for the Grand Opening of the acclaimed impressionist’s new gallery, and they were not disappointed.
The gallery rolled out the red carpet for visitors, showcasing the colorful art on display, allowing guests to see pieces that were still on the drying racks – and allowing guests further behind the scenes to explore the artist’s studio and view her latest work sitting on her easel. This newest painting, called Baker Creek, captures the lush greenery found at nearby Baker Creek.
Lovely landscapes graced every wall as the artist herself shared stories about each piece, chatted about art, and discussed her recent art replication project, which utilizes 3-D scanning technology. Every part of the gallery, warehouses, and production facilities was open to the public eye.
Along with the impressionist art, lively music was paired with delightful wine. The wine, poured by McMinnville’s Elizabeth Chambers Cellars, accompanied a lovely cheese spread for peckish attendees. Guests enjoyed the entire experience and spent time absorbing the beautiful paintings surrounding them. The festive atmosphere, delicious wine, and vibrant art made for an art and wine afternoon for the books.
All locals and tourists are welcome to visit the new McMinnville Gallery during walk-in hours and see Erin Hanson’s latest “open impressionism” landscape paintings. Each painting blends modern expressionism and classic impressionism to capture the movement and beauty of natural spaces.
Walk-in hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
The gallery, located at 1805 NE Colvin Ct in McMinnville, and is also open by appointment.
ERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism.
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