Whimsy meets wine at Dale Evers Studio Dec. 9, 10
Artist reception hosted Dec. 9 from 5-8 p.m.
–Local artist and designer Dale Evers will be hosting a holiday open house on Dec. 9 from 12 – 8 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 12 – 8 p.m. On Friday, the artist will be hosting a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Evers will be unveiling a new piece, the Throne of Vina Diosa, as well as his new silver and bronze jewelry line.
The show will feature some of Evers’ latest works, including Vina Diosa. Evers, inspired by his numerous trips to his studio in Mexico, came up with the sacred heart of Vina Diosa, a chair/throne that stands 11 feet tall. The chair is a mix of whimsy and Latin influence.
The artist claims that living in Paso Robles wine country has heavily influenced his creative pursuits. “Although I’m not a huge wine person, that is from a consumption standpoint, I have come to recognize the intense level a passion that surrounds the making of wine,” Evers says. “I have been wanting so badly to create something that pays homage to the fruit of the vine.”
Dale Evers’ career has spanned well over three decades. His humble beginnings began out of a garage in the mid 1980s. The artist has re-invented himself over and over since then. In the beginning it was strictly marine art in the form of wood sculpture. It wasn’t long before Evers began casting his marine creatures in bronze.
In the late 1980s and early 90s dale Evers took a trip to Lahaina Maui. At that time there was a marine art boom and Lahaina was the epicenter. This was the nexus that propelled Evers from an obscure garage in Cayucos to organizing a fine art organization.
As marine art popularity faded Evers began sculpting insects, of all things. Eventually the works morphed into figurative pieces. Evers’ works seem to get more erratic and outrageous as the years went by. The artist is quick to acknowledge that his earlier works were mostly commercial. Clearly that era is bygone and the Vina Diosa demonstratively proves that point.
Dale Evers commercial tendencies have not completely faded from his repertoire. Two years ago the artist began creating a line of jewelry based on his best selling sculptures and concepts. He feels strongly that people of modest income should be able to enjoy his creativity.
“I have a studio that I work out in Guadalajara Mexico,” explains Evers. “I visited Sergio Bustamante’s art gallery in Tlaquipaqui. Most of the Bustamante’s works are very expensive and yet he has created this amazing line of jewelry. It was at that point that I determined to create an affordable line of jewelry for those who cannot afford the larger pieces.”
For more information about the event, click here. Evers’ studio is located at 1000 Park St, in downtown Paso Robles. For more information about Evers and his works, visit www.daleeversstudio.com or call (805) 434-9237.