Monday, March 5, 2018


Art Central Gallery features the March 2018 show and sale "Ordinary to Extraordinary" by artist Debbie Grogen. Join us on Third Thursday, March 15, 2018 5-8pm for a gallery reception and meet the artist!
"We have all done it.  We go to a new place or on a new adventure and we must capture our experience with our photographs.  But what happens after that?  Do you look at your photo and say I remember this brighter, softer, more vivid?  The camera has never been able to capture what the human eye can see.  It cannot capture the all the shades and tones of color your eye sees.  Nor can the camera capture the feeling of standing on a beach with the breeze caressing your face with a delightful coolness on a humid day: or the sheer magical lavender colors in the sky after the sun has set.  But your art can capture that feeling.

 The reason is simple.  When you create a painting, it is from your soul.  Do you remember that moment when you were inspired to take that photo and why?  What attracted you to this image?  The light against the dark contrast, the colors, shapes, textures or the historical importance that a place evokes. These are questions that your art can try to answer for the viewer.  It involves taking the ordinary to the extraordinary.

My theme of this show endeavors to show how art can transform an image and make it special to the viewer.  Each piece of art work was inspired by a memory, feeling, or sense of inspiration.  Both the photo and the art that was inspired by it will be displayed to demonstrate this transformation.

It is my fervent wish that after viewing this exhibit you will be enchanted from the ordinary to the extraordinary both in visual delight and emotion." - artist Debbie Grogen