PRLog - Aug. 12, 2011 - MANDEVILLE, La. -- Laguna Beach, CA (August 20th - September 20th, 2011) - The first annual “Night of a Hundred Angels” art exhibit will feature worldwide talent including Valerie Stangl Melançon of Mandeville, Louisiana. The artwork in the exhibit will be of various media (paintings, drawings, sculpture, and digital art) focused on the common theme of Angels. The exhibit is being held in the art community of Laguna Beach and is co-hosted by Whelan Galleries (353 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651) and The Cottage Gallery (1524 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651). The opening of this celestial event is on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 from 6-10pm. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In the spring of 2012, a full color “Night of a Hundred Angels” inspirational book will be published featuring the works from this exhibit.
Bringing the Tide
The five paintings from Valerie Stangl Melançon that were selected for the “Night of a Hundred Angels” exhibit make up a series of paintings where Melançon attempts to draw connection between science and the divine. Within each painting’s description, she explains a current scientific concept and then poses a question for the viewer to answer from their own vantage point on life. Linda Dautreuil, of the Times-Picayune, summed it up best when she wrote of the artist: “Melançon seeks to balance reality and mystery, what we see and what is hidden beyond the physical presence of form.”
Valerie Stangl Melançon’s paintings were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors including: Robert Schaar, Javier Alvarez, Patrick Whelan, Murray Kruger, and Vito-Leonardo Scarola. Patrick Whelan of Whelan Galleries commented on Valerie’s work by saying “Valerie’s work is very beautiful and emotive. We look forward to showing it at our event.”
Born February 1970, in northern Illinois, Valerie Stangl Melançon was raised a child of two cities, splitting her time between families in Chicago and New Orleans. It was in December 2006 that Valerie first picked up the brush and created her first oil painting. Following a successful career as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry, in July 2007 Valerie turned her talents full time to the field of fine art. Valerie approaches each work much the same way as a film director. She researches, designs and revises character, costume and scene until the final composite is consistent with or exceeds her initial vision.
To view Valerie Stangl Melançon's work, visit http://www.valeriemelancon.com/