Opening Reception May 6, 4-8 p.m.
Abstract Expressionism Workshop with Don Sahli
May 19-21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preregisteration required. Crisp Museum provides 50% discount by registering through Ellen Flentge (573) 651-2260. Regular fee $375, only $187.50 with discount. Supply list online at Sahlistudio.com
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Previous Abstract Expressionism Workshop photos
"I attended a painting demonstration by Sergei Bongart at his summer workshop in Rexburg, Idaho. There I saw Bongart use color, paint and confident brush strokes as I had never seen before. At that moment I knew I wanted to be a painter. "My life was changed forever in an instant," Sahli said. At Bogart's invitation, Don moved to Los Angeles, CA and became Bongart’s last scholarship student and apprentice. Sahli was also a pupil of Sunny Apinchapong Yang, Bongart’s teaching assistant. "Bongart was a great painter, his teaching touched many students - like a stone being tossed into a quiet pond. Many rings and ripples... I was a ripple," Sahli said. Don has been a professional painter earning a living as an artist for over 35 years, he has a firm pedigree and is prolific, producing large studio pieces, numerous plein air works — including public and corporate commissions. Known for his use of paint; his brushstroke is exciting and carries a positive emotion to the viewer. His work is diverse carrying many labels, plein air, prolific, impressionist, colorist, realist, luminous, modern, alive with the spontaneity of stroke and contemporary.
Recent acknowledgement/accomplishments by Sahli:
Artist's Magazine - July August 2019 Cover and article on Russian color
Art TourInternational spring issue 2019
Crested Butte Magazine - summer 2019
Sikeston, Missouri - Front Page Standard Democrat - May 8, 2019
Southwest Art - September Issue 2018
Puerto Vallarta Tribune - January 11, 2018
Outdoor Artist Special Issue Magazine Cover and article
American Artist Plein Air Painting Magazine
Sahli's latest works and information on upcoming events are found online sahlistudio.com
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