GNE Wine and Art Dinner February 23rd

TICKETS

The second annual GNE Wine and Art Dinner is coming up on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6 PM.  In addition to an excellent dinner with wine pairings and a silent auction, our featured artists will have items available for sale.  A limited number of tickets are now available at $100 per person or reserve a table for 8 at $750.  We look forward to seeing you there!

This year the event is being held at Methven Family Vineyards in Dayton.  They exclusively produce small-lot estate varietals of chardonnay, gamay noir, pinot gris, pinot noir and riesling that will be paired with our dinner menu.

The menu is tied to our current activities around the globe:

Indonesian Chicken Satay and Beef Lumpia paired with Methven 2017 Gamay Noir

Nepalese Spiced Dal (red lentil) Soup paired with Methven Jill Marie 2014 Pinot Noir

Philippine Chicken Breast Adobo, Rice and Vegetables paired with Methven 2013 Citizen's Cuvee Pinot Noir

Guatemalan Bizcocho Borracho (drunken cake) with Mascarpone and Apples paired with Methven 2017 Dry Riesling

 

This year's featured artists who will be offering their work for discussion, admiration and sale include:

Mike Bergen   paintings and drawings

April Fisher  silhouette cutouts

Carol Houk   stained glass

Leslie Struxness   travel photography

Steve Terhune   fused glass

Allan Zuschlag   woodworking

Read more about the artists:

Mike Bergen

Mike is catching up from 60 years during which he did not know that he could draw or paint. For 35 years, the camera and photography were Mike’s primary means of creative expression. After retiring in 2000, Mike had the time necessary to explore other forms of art such as drawing and painting. Today Mike uses various mediums including oil, watercolor, gouache, and ink and his paintings and drawings involve primarily man- made subjects, but also include animals, people, and landscapes.

April Fisher

April is both a consultant to GNE and an artist who has exhibited in Miami, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Oregon. Her present focus on silhouette cutouts draws inspiration from the folk art of many countries and her lively imagination.

Carol Houk  -  Belle Vista Glassworks 

I was drawn to stained glass because of its rich colors and textures and its ability to make light dance. It can be your friend, giving you the opportunity to create beautiful works of art; or your enemy – not performing to your expectations, and sometimes wounding in the process (I keep the workshop well-stocked in bandages). Glass gives me the ability to create in 2 dimension or 3. It can be cut, shaped, fused, molded, and sculpted in a flame. It is solid, yet flows, even at ambient temperatures given enough time. Some of my inspiration comes from my background in math and science, which can be seen in Penrose patterns, fractals, and space objects. But mostly, I just like to play and try new things...some things work and some things don’t if they don’t, I try to figure out why.

Leslie Struxness  -  Worldwide Images by Leslie

Leslie has paralleled her day job as a physician with that of an amateur photographer for over 15 years. More recently, she has become an international volunteer and an intrepid adventure traveler. These opportunities have brought a new perspective to her photography: the history, beauty and diversity of people and places, both near and far. Leslie’s notecards, aluminum panels, canvas, matted and framed photos range from $3 to $1200.

Leslie has paralleled her day job as a physician with that of an amateur photographer for over 15 years. More recently, she has become an international volunteer and an intrepid adventure traveler. These opportunities have brought a new perspective to her photography: the history, beauty and diversity of people and places, both near and far. Leslie’s notecards, aluminum panels, canvas, matted and framed photos range from $3 to $1200.

Steve Terhune  -  Belle Vista Glassworks

Working in fused glass media has afforded me to break free from the restrictions of stained glass.  Your pallet can become smaller and more intricate, to create something with more depth and feel.  I draw inspiration from motion and contrast in the things around me.  The art I produce is solid yet fragile.

Allan Zuschlag  -  Norton Hill Wood

Working with one's hands and creating is a family tradition.  Both of my grandfathers were craftsmen who apprenticed in Denmark.  As a boy, I was lucky enough to have Grandpa living next door.  I grew up in his wood shop.  He taught me to use tools, and about life.  His words are still in my head, and his tools are still in my hands.  I sustainably harvest all my wood near my home and shop at the base of Norton Hill in the Coast Range.  I use only locally grown wood.  The finishes are all food-safe and mostly organic.  I do not use exotic hardwoods clear cut in the developing world.  I hope you enjoy my work and will pass it on to the next generation.  I still use a wood bowl that was my great-grandmother's.