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Tea time: Artist reception Sunday morning in Grass Valley

The Artists’ Studio in the Foothills will present paintings by Kerstin Ronsiek and Linda Galusha.

The two award- winning local artists most recently took part in this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibit and are now featured at The Holbrooke Hotel’s Fine Dining Room Gallery, now through April 6.

There will be a morning coffee/tea reception from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday that features the artists.

Galusha’s works are rich with color and texture. Her attention to detail combines an illustrative quality with an imaginative surreal experience. Her works are at once vibrant and calming. Her love for the woods and the river is palpable in her glowing renderings of groves and mossy outcroppings.

The intricate patterning in her works stirs the imagination for an unraveling of the mystery and beauty of the nature that surrounds us, according to ASiF.

Galusha just recently moved to Nevada County. Her longtime love for the area, its nature and strong community, makes her arrival one of great excitement for her.

She immediately became involved with the art scene, participating in ASiF’s Smallworks in the Foothills Holiday Show and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Show at Lucchesi Winery.

Ronsiek’s works in oil are lush and intimate. The flowing nature of her paintings beautifully combines color and form, offering viewers immunity to an intellectual response.

What comes through is a sort of nonverbal universal story. The constant movement creates a world where everything in it — its form, color, darkness and light — all appear to be locked in a dance of eternal exchange, according to ASiF.

Ronsiek grew up in Sweden and has lived in Nevada County since 1984. The arts have always been an important part of her life. She enjoys music, dancing and creating visual works of art.

She has volunteered as an art teacher in the local schools and has studied painting at Sierra College under John Michael Keating and Phil Brown. Ronsiek is currently involved as a volunteer at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley and the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

The Galusha and Ronsiek exhibition at the Holbrooke will be on display now through April 6.

More information on the two artists and their art can be found at their websites, www.ronsiek. com and www.lindagalusha.com.


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