Salt Lake Gallery Stroll in a summertime mood
Visual art • Whimsical lamps, summer scenes among this month’s highlights.
Published: August 15, 2014 11:25AM
Updated: August 15, 2014 01:01AM
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| Finch Lane Gallery Whimsical lamps, created by husband-and-wife artists Dave and Nancy Starks, are part of an exhibit, "On the Light Side," opening Friday, Aug. 15, at the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City.

Summer scenes are in vogue at this month’s Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, happening Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries in Salt Lake City.

Here are some highlights:

‘On the Light Side’• Artists David and Nancy Starks have been married for nearly 45 years, but the works in their new exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery, “On the Light Side,” mark the first time they’ve collaborated on their artwork. He’s a sculptor, she works in glass, and their combined pieces are whimsical lamps made from collected and scrounged materials. Said Nancy Starks: “We agree that the challenges we creatively met were both fun and rewarding. We do it right because we do it twice.” Also opening at Finch Lane Gallery, at 54 S. Finch Lane (1330 East) in Reservoir Park: “Little Moments,” an exhibit of portraits by Michelle Condrat; and “Abstracts in Glass,” works by glass artist Julie Stutznegger.

‘Summer Pleasures’• Horne Fine Art, 142 E. 800 South, marks the season’s winding down with “Summer Pleasures,” a group show. One of the highlights: new paintings of snorkelers by Jamie Wayman, images inspired by the artist’s recent trip to Hawaii. Gallery owner Karen Horne will also feature works by Ken Baxter, Phyllis Horne, Glen Edwards and Barbara Edwards — as well as some works from her recent Utah Arts Festival exhibit.

‘Simple Things in Life’• The new exhibit at Art on the Main, in the atrium of City Library (210 E. 400 South), “Simple Things in Life,” features painter Sandy (Fullmer) Williams, highlighting works of the natural world — animals, landscapes and still life. Williams has practiced glazing, a technique of applying paint in thin, smooth layers, to achieve a luminescent quality reminiscent of the old Dutch Masters.

For more information and a list of participating galleries, go to gallerystroll.org.