The World of Wine event last month was truly extraordinary. Not only did we have a great time sampling our regional food and wine, but Cheryl’s largest bottle tree to date has a new home at the Red Lily tasting room!
Standing twelve feet high, the World of Wine 2011 bottle tree is a fantastic and captivating centerpiece for the Red Lily’s back tasting patio. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Red Lily yet, you are really missing out! Positioned alongside the Applegate River with a private beach, the beautifully detailed facility pays perfect complement to Rachel’s gorgeous tempranillos.
A Grand Opening and Artist Reception will be held at Red Lily Vineyards on November 20th from noon to 5pm, in conjunction with the Applegate Valley Uncorked winery tour. We are thrilled to announce our Fall presentation of new works by Cheryl D Garcia at Red Lily Tasting Room. Her “Red Migration” collection highlights the transient and seasonal aspects of life and fiery colors of Fall. Scheduled alongside the Applegate Valley ”Uncorked!” wine and food celebration, we welcome wine trail followers and art lovers to join us for an artist’s reception at our tasting room on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 11AM to 5PM! The artist will be available to discuss her signature work “Bolander’s Lily” and 12’ World of Wine 2011 bottle tree, now a part of our permanent display. Red Lily is located at 11177 Highway 238 between Ruch and Applegate – If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit, this is your opportunity to explore our unique setting and superior wines.
On a daily basis I work with hot steel, fire and sparks and every year I welcome the changing of the seasons from the heat of the Summer Sun to the cooler temperatures of Autumn. The changing colors of the landscape and the migration of the birds bring inspiration and comfort to my life.
This season, ‘Red’ is predominating much of my artwork. Symbolic of the fire of passion, love, beauty courage, and sacrifice, I feel deeply tied to this color which happens to look stunningly beautiful next to my favorite patina of raw rust.
With the migratory season at hand, I have been witness to the excitement of the movement of my avian inspirations. Thousands of Summering birds are now moving to their wintering locations while thousands of others are taking up residence here in the Rogue Valley for the winter. Huge kettles of Turkey Vultures have been massing in the past weeks to make their way upon the thermals to more Southern climates. Small flocks of birds flit through my garden to grab a quick snack before heading on to warmer weather. Many hummingbirds have left for the Tropics while a few stoic birds remain to weather the storms of Winter. The journey over hundreds, if not thousands of miles that these birds undertake on a bi-yearly basis is a dangerous venture. Many never see the final destination. The journey takes true courage and sacrifice.
I am bringing the elements of the ‘Red Migration’ into my latest body of artwork. Please join me at Red Lily Vineyards on Sunday November 20th for a show of passion, love and beauty honoring the courage and sacrifice of many. The pairing of an amazing Tempranillo created by Red Lily Vineyards’ owner, Rachael Martin and the art of ‘Red Migration’ will certainly bring the fire of passion into your life!
Learn more about Cheryl D. Garcia and her fabulous metal art by visiting her listing at SOAR for web links and contact info: http://www.soartists.com/visualartists/genre/va_installation.html
Red Lily’s website, http://redlilyvineyards.com/, is currently being updated.
In more news, Cheryl announces:
and disguised meanings in this month’s exhibition “Masquerade“, opening Saturday, October 15th with an artist’s reception at the gallery from 5 – 7 PM. Local wines and seafood from Ocean Bleu @ Gino’s will also be available to sample. Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone. Cheryl will be rotating sculptural works monthly, if you find yourself in Newport make sure to swing by the Ozone at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. [more]
Mentoring project to restore
IOOF Eastwood Cemetery
Cheryl has a deep connection with Medford’s IOOF Eastwood Cemetery that goes back many years, her own grandfather lies in rest there. She was originally introduced to the location when the City of Medford who care takes the grounds and facilities there approached Cheryl about adding decorative security doors to the mausoleum (see inset). They were so pleased with the quality and beauty of her work that when it came time to do a historically compatibly gate for their northern Eastwood Ln. entrance they again asked Cheryl what she could do, with terrific results.
When a local Eagle Scout wanted to restore the pauper’s section markers as his Leadership Service Project, Cheryl didn’t hesitate to volunteer her metalworking skills to the effort. Many notable Rogue Valley citizens and pioneer families are represented by markers in this historic burial ground, one of the most famous people buried there is “Pinto” Colvig, the original “Bozo the Clown”. [correction: according to historian Ben Truwe, Frank Willeke, the model for Goofy, is buried in the IOOF. Our apologies!]
Over the next few months Cheryl will help with project design, planning and fabrication as they create a historically compatible series of corner markers to help identify and correctly locate the graves of those less fortunate and well known. If you wish to contribute funds or materials to the project please contact Cheryl directly for more information. [more]