Photo courtesy of the Winthrop Gallery
Spring Cascade by Carol McMillan is one of the works that will be on display.

By Ann McCreary

A new exhibit at the Winthrop Gallery celebrates the seasons of the year through fiber art and painting.

“The Four Seasons” features the work of three artists — Linda Harvey, Carol McMillan and Kathy Meyers — and runs July 27 through Sept. 11. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday (July 29) from 5 – 7 p.m.

“What better way to showcase the full beauty of the Methow Valley than to paint the four seasons,” said Meyers. Her acrylic paintings “capture each season as it means to me,” she said.

“My paintings might include birds or horses, specific to a season, dwell on the shadows created by the mountains or the low light of a winter day as the sun goes down,” Meyers said.

“Discovering the varied nuances of each season’s color spectrum is exciting to me, especially reading the language of color.”

Carol McMillan often uses mixed media in her painting, and employed a new technique for some of the work she created for the new show.

“I am … covering the paper in a wash of one or two colors, masking those out in the forms I want, then adding one contrasting color. I have three paintings of different waterfalls done with this technique,” McMillan said.

“Our beautiful valley lends itself to painting everywhere one looks, in all seasons. So I included several paintings for each season,” she said.

Harvey’s fiber art includes season-specific wearables, decorative pillows out of repurposed wools, and custom-designed knit works including colorful yarn creatures.

The Winthrop Gallery is at 237 Riverside Ave. and is open every day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.