Gallery One artist ‘Get Around’ in new exhibit


Gallery One in Ocean View will celebrate its 10th anniversary and welcome new partner Eileen Olson at a special artist reception Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. May’s show theme “Round, Round, I Get Around,” will be on display and open to the public from May 4 to June 1.
Olson brings to Gallery One work that is abstract and inspired by nature. Using a variety of mediums, such as acrylic, oil, pastel and collage, she develops works that focuses on dramatic color, shapes and dimension.
An established artist from the Washington, D.C., area, Olson maintained a working studio at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, was a partner at Spectrum Gallery and a member of Gallery West. She has been painting since her teenage years, developing her style by taking classes at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Corcoran School of Art and numerous workshops. She is now a full-time resident of Bethany Beach.
The new Gallery One poster will feature May’s theme, “Round, Round, I Get Around,” which visually explores possible ways to get around the beaches and shore towns through the eyes of Gallery One artists. Boogie Boards, bicycles and Olson’s watercolor “Helen Marie II,” which features the boat that coursed between Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach using the Loop Canal in 1912, are some of the subjects explored by Gallery One artists.
Additionally, the gallery’s Artisan Room features textiles, hand-blown glass, pottery, glass jewelry and wood pieces by local artists. Gallery One is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is always staffed by one of the artists. Visit Gallery One’s website at www.GalleryOneDe.com for more information or call (302) 537-5055. The gallery is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), Ocean View, and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.