Outstanding California Impressionist Opens Retailer in McMinnville

Photo submitted ## The pictures by artist Erin Hanson often show motifs that she saw outdoors. She said she looks forward to moving her studio to McMinnville, where she will be closer to nature.

Photo Submitted ## Hanson used her candid Impressionist style to capture the light and mood in her painting of the Oregon Cascades.

Photo Submitted ## Hanson used her candid Impressionist style to capture the light and mood in her painting of the "Oregon Cascades".

The artist Erin Hanson, considered one of the leading contemporary impressionists in the country, is moving her flagship gallery and studio to McMinnville.

Hanson paints in a style known as "open impressionism," which, like Monet and Renoir's traditional French impressionism, captures light and movement.

Open Impressionism is akin to being outdoors by using "vivid, not cloudy" colors applied with thick brushstrokes that create texture. The color and texture "draws the eye in a moving dance within the landscape," she said.

A graduate of Otis College of Art and the University of California-Berkeley, from which she graduated with a degree in bioengineering, Hanson has been selling her paintings since she was ten. At the age of 12 she worked as a wall painter after school. She is proficient in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and pastel.

Hanson now has two galleries in California, Carmel-by-the-Sea and San Diego. She and her team plan to open a studio, gallery, office and production space in the industrial condominiums currently under construction in front of ColvinCourt at the east end of the industrial park.

The facility will produce books, calendars, and 2D and 3D prints, and stretch and frame canvas. Hanson said it will employ about nine people.

A festive opening reception for the gallery is planned for April.

Scott Cooper, Managing Director of the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, is pleased that Hanson has chosen McMinnville as their new home base. The artist will "be an amazing addition to our community," he said.

Hanson, in turn, said she was delighted to "escape into the beautiful nature of the Willamette Valley".

"As an Impressionist landscape painter, I'm used to driving long hours trying to find landscapes I want to paint," said Hanson, who travels frequently to Colorado climbing and hiking to inspire her art.

"Now the natural aesthetic will be right on my doorstep," she said.

Hanson's work can be seen on their website www.erinhanson.com.

Stimulate money

Financial benefits come from the $ 2.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress in late December, including a $ 920 billion stimulus package that responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Americans across the country have started receiving direct incentive payments of $ 600 per person – adults and children – for those earning more than $ 75,000 per person or $ 150,000 per couple, and nothing for those who earn more earn than $ 95,000.

Federal funding, which expired in December, now extends state unemployment benefits through mid-March, including an additional $ 300 per week for those eligible for state benefits.

The bill includes $ 285 billion for the second round of the paycheck protection program, which provides small businesses and other businesses with forgivable credit. New PPP loans are available to recipients with revenue declines of 25 percent or more for a quarter in 2020. Lending will be reduced for beneficiaries who do not reach pre-pandemic employment levels.

Other important expenditure components of the federal law are funds for COVID tests, the development and distribution of vaccines, and COVID protection for schools. The bill offered emergency aid and extended the eviction moratorium, which expires on December 31, by one month.

The bill reportedly includes grants for independent entertainment venues such as live music stages and cinemas, as well as funding for government transportation programs, schools and food stamps. It also provides relief for patients who are billed for treatments in an on-network facility at high rates outside the network.

Many observers believe that there will be additional COVID incentive laws at the start of President-elect Joe Biden's tenure.

Wine photos

The Chehalem Cultural Center will host an artist reception for its latest exhibition tonight, January 8th. Adrian Chitty's photographs document a year of viticulture and winemaking.

"Transformations: Artist in Residence from A to Z Wineworks – A Year in Review" will be on view until February.

CCC is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Private tours of the exhibits are possible by appointment.

The virtual reception and question-and-answer session will start at 6:00 p.m. about zoom. A link is available on the CCC website www.chehalemculturalcenter.org.

Chitty said he started the project by creating a series of environmental portraits of winemakers. He wanted to celebrate their craftsmanship and "capture the rudeness and the physical labor".

Chitty is a retired software engineer who lives and stays home in McMinnville. This is his first public photography exhibition, so it also represents a "transformation" for itself as well as for the grapes and winemakers.

He is the first artist in residence at A to Z Wineworks. He spent 15 months charting the winemaking process through two harvests.

Newberg-based A to Z was founded in 2002 by two couples who were Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb and Bill Hatcher, and Sam Tannahill and Cheryl Francis. In 2006 the winemaker Michael Davis and his partner as well as the NBA trainer Gregg Popovich joined them and bought the former plant from Rex Hill Vineyards.

Winery representatives said they started the artist-in-residence program because “it now seems particularly important to support the liberal arts, which are helping us find ways to broaden the vision and provide us with different, thoughtful ones To deal with perspectives that help us to grow as people. "

Wolf retrospective

"Riva Wolf, a solo retrospective and sale" will be shown in the Currents Gallery from January 11th to February 14th.

Wolf was born in Poland in 1933 and lived with her family in Paris until 1939. She was 6 years old when she last saw her mother, father and two brothers who died in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. She and her three sisters fled.

Wolf, who died in Salem in November, said making art helped her express her feelings about her past.

She began painting in the classical European tradition and produced a work that is reminiscent of the French "Fauvist" painters of the 1920s, but was also influenced by artists from the American Southwest.

Between 1978 and 2002, her work was exhibited in 28 solo and group shows in New York, Mexico, California, New Mexico, and Israel. Four of her pieces are now on permanent display in YadVashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.

For more information, please visit currentsgallery.com, email [email protected], or call 503-435-1316.

The gallery at 535 N.E. Third St., McMinnville, is open by appointment and 11am to 4pm. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Trade tax rules

An Update on Income Tax Law for Small Businesses and Individuals will be released on January 26th in the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce Business Support series.

CPA Kathleen Bernards will speak at the webinar, which takes place from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. The cost is $ 10 per person. To register, visit the Chamber website at mcminnville.org.

Bernards will discuss new federal and state tax laws and how they will affect individuals and small businesses. A question and answer session will follow.

Opening of the language clinic

Sensible Speech and Rehab opens a speech and speech pathology clinic in McMinnville.

McMinnville's Daniel Rhoads said the clinic will provide high quality, evidence-based therapy to people of all ages with moderate to severe disabilities.

Rhoads is a retired speech pathologist for the McMinnville School District and the Willamette Education Service District.

The clinic accepts the Oregon Health Plan, Medicare, and private insurance such as Providence, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Source, and MODA.

The Sensitive Language and Rehabilitation Office is located at 220 N.E. Norton Lane in McMinnville. The opening times are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Appointments are required, along with coronavirus precautions such as masks. To make an appointment, visit sensiblerehab.com or call 503-883-8250.

OnPoint admiration

OnPoint Community Credit Union was named one of Oregon's Most Admired Companies for the 13th consecutive year by the Portland Business Journal.

OnPoint, with a bank in McMinnville, is the largest credit union headquartered in Oregon. It has branches in 28 of Oregon's 36 counties and two more in southwest Washington.

The company ranked fifth in PBJ's Financial Services category. It was the only credit union named in this year's top 10 financial services, which also included banks and asset managers.

Greeters meet online

Both the Greater McMinnville and Chehalem Valley Chambers of Commerce are resuming greeters programs this morning.

McMinnville Greeters will introduce a Noble Pursuit and McMinnville Praise Church today. The event will take place online from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. A link to the Zoom session can be found on the Chamber website at mcminnville.org.

Sears will be featured in McMinnville's Chamber Greeters on January 15th. It will also run from 8 am to 9 pm; Visit the Chamber's website to register or call 503-472-9771.

Newberg's Chehalem Valley Greeters program today will be a Friday Morning Forge session. Company representatives have the opportunity to briefly talk about their products and processes.

The Greeters program on January 29th will include Krohn's devices. Programs for January 15 and 22 have not yet been established.

Newberg Greeters events start at 8am via Zoom. To register and get the Zoom link, visit the Newberg Chamber website at business.chehalemvalley.org or call 503-538-2014.

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