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"The Summer Wind" Art Exhibit - The Summer Wind Came Blow'in In From Three Rivers Gallery

Two classics, Ol’ Blue Eyes and Valerie Stangl Melançon, team up to take St. Tammany Parish by storm.

"The Summer Wind" by Valerie Stangl Melancon
"The Summer Wind" by Valerie Stangl Melancon
PRLog - Jun. 3, 2012 - MANDEVILLE, La. -- Covington, LA (June 16th - July 14th, 2012) - The opening of “The Summer Wind” exhibition featuring the work of Valerie Stangl Melançon, American Oil Painter, will be the night of June 16th from 6-9pm. This solo show in the main room of Three Rivers Gallery will feature a distinct selection of Melançon’s artwork. This will be one of the largest collections of Valerie Stangl Melançon’s paintings exhibited in a single gallery in years. “The Summer Wind”, the title of one of the works on exhibit by Melançon, also happens to be one of the artist’s favorite songs performed by Sinatra. Recognizing this convergence of classic art forms, the Three Rivers Gallery will tip its hat to Ol’ Blue Eyes and theme the evening with some of his favorite wine and hors d’oeuvres as his much loved tracks fill the air. The exhibit is being held in the heart of downtown Covington, Louisiana and is hosted by Three Rivers Gallery (333 East Boston Street, Covington, LA, 70433, Phone 985-892-2811).

Original oil paintings by Valerie Stangl Melançon, called “M” by her closest friends, capture the beauty and emotion of life. Collector’s of Melançon’s work find inspiration and joy in the compositions that provide a window into the artist’s heart and soul. Melançon states, “What I want from paintings is what I want from film; sweeping sagas with beautiful women and fantastic landscapes as a backdrop for a grand story line ripe with emotion.”  

Melançon, known for her cinematic style of classically painted female characters, seems to favor settings that span the last three centuries. Duane Cormier, director of Three Rivers Gallery, described Valerie Stangl Melançon’s paintings by saying “she places an obvious importance on the realist and scientific aspects of classical painting, though you immediately feel an emphasis of spiritual significance in her work. The exhibit’s tie in with Sinatra, Old Hollywood, seems predestined. My nickname for Melançon has always been “Garbo” because she is every bit as reclusive and enigmatic as Greta Garbo herself.”

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. 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.


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Last Updated:Jun 03, 2012
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