Gallery exhibit

“Wild Indian Pony” by Denise Granger Kerbs is among the pieces on display at the Orland Art Gallery.

To artist Denise Granger Kerbs, the tiniest details make all the difference. While this artist works with many different mediums. Kerbs is best known for her intricate detailing. Her work will be showcased in this month’s gallery at the Orland Art Center.

“Watercolors, pastels, graphite, acrylics, and her newest medium, alcohol inks, are all used with great skill,” said Rae Turnbull, art gallery director. “The subject matter in her beautifully detailed work is also refreshingly diverse.”

Kerbs creates images ranging from portraits of humans and animals, to landscapes and abstract designs. She credits her love for detail and variety to her large family – especially her six siblings.

“Early on, she learned to go beyond the obvious and celebrate the subtle differences in each of her six siblings,” Turnbull said. “From the age of 12, she was creating art, always honing her incredible natural talent.”

While she’s been creating art since she was a child, Krebs earned a bachelor’s degree in art at the age of 47, while raising a young family. Afterward, she continued her education and obtained a teaching credential so she could help others hone their skills as an artist. Interested residents will have a chance to work with her next month.

“Her classes and workshops are in great demand and on Sept. 23 she will be teaching one of her highly acclaimed workshops at the gallery,” Turnbull said.

Meanwhile, art lovers can meet Kerbs at a gallery reception on Friday. The event is free to attend, and there will be refreshments and live music. The reception will be held in the Orland Art Center from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

“There are always excellent treats at the refreshment table and music performed on our baby grand piano by this month’s talented young pianist, Roni Weideman,” Turnbull said.

For those who can’t attend the reception, but would still love to browse Kerbs’ work, the art center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Her work will be featured throughout September.

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