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Dynamic Art of Nanette Oleson © by KC Moore

August 10, 2011

Thursday before the monthly Second Saturday Art Opening is special for the art lovers of SacramentoKennedy Gallery and several others offer a preview of the new show prior to the Second Saturday opening night.  The Art Walk had become too crowded for the traditional downtown stroll of galleries and a year ago we started offering our art patrons an alternative.  It is an intimate venue where patrons can mingle and meet the artists without the crush.

This Thursday we are host to the regular gallery artists and a vibrant artist from Reno named Nanette Oleson.  I met her today and am in love with her work!  Please come to the Kennedy Gallery for Preview Thursday from 6-9 pm and meet Nanette and see her fabulous paintings.

From her website I found a little more about her:

Nanette Oleson

Nanette Oleson

Nanette Oleson is an award-winning artist known for her dynamic brushwork and evocative impressionistic colors.  She uses colors to create an excitement and energy that make her art work come alive. Nanette’s paintings resonate with a passionate joy inspired by her love of gardening, the koi ponds in her yard, and frequent wilderness hikes accompanied by her two energetic herding dogs. Her greatest influence is the poetry of William Blake “To see a World in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a wild flower.”

She believes that art is a portal to the soul to energize, inspire and renew. Her paintings inspire hope, expressing with brilliant colors and lively brush strokes a spontaneous joy of life. “The ability to create art comes to me as an unexpected surprise and a gift from God. I want my paintings to reflect the joy He has given me in being alive.”

As a state certified therapist, she has always believed in the healing, transformative power of art. Her work has been selected as an inspiration for many health care facilities. Nanette has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Nevada Art Council and Scottsdale Art School. Her paintings have received both national and international honors. She was recently awarded Best of Show at an international exhibit in Chicago, “Passion for Art”.

Kennedy Gallery is located in the heart of the downtown Sacramento Grid -1114 20th Street between K Street and L Street.

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