Wyoming Arts Council

Link Gallery hosts Ringo Stavrowsky's art and film festival preview April 14 for Art Design & Dine

This announcement comes from Rebecca Barrett at the Link Gallery in downtown Cheyenne:

Come and join us on Thursday April 14th from 5PM to 8PM at the Link Gallery at 124 West Lincolnway for our monthly Art, Design and Dine art walk.  This month we have some very exciting things  that we think will provide an evening you won’t soon forget, including the Cheyenne International Film Festival program release reception and party, and new paintings from a wonderful new artist, Ringo Stavrowsky.

This Art, Design and Dine evening we will be hosting the second Cheyenne international Film Festival’s Program Release Reception.  Be among the first to know what movies they will be screening at the Historic Atlas Theatre from May 19th to the 22nd. Join friends and make new acquaintances as you enjoy an evening of catered food sponsored by Suite 1901 and tickle your palette with a wine tasting sponsored by Table Mountain Wines  or enjoy a choice of beers provided by and sponsored by Shadow’s Restaurant.  It promises to be a wonderful evening so be sure to bring your friends along as well.

We will also be showcasing the art of Elvira Stavrowsky, better known as “Ringo.” Ringo Stavrowsky’s art is best described as whimsical Western,  a sort of Walt Disney approach to the West.  It will bring a twinkle to your eye.  Ringo, whose background is in interior design, was encouraged by her father in law, the famous artist Oleg Stavrowski, to paint the West as she saw it while growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in the Ukraine at Odessa.

“I remember seeing films and reading books about the West,” she recalls. “I knew that I would find a way to get there.  Even when there was almost no hope of getting out of the Soviet Union I felt this special place calling to me and I knew that I belonged there.  I saw an overdubbed version of John Ford’s “Stagecoach” and i was completely captivated by it.  I kept going back again and again until my friends began calling me “Ringo”.  The name stuck and I did finally find my way to the wonderful  Wild West.  Originally  my work was more traditional but as I gained competence I found myself longing to do something different.  I began distorting and stylizing my work into something more interesting for me and into something that is  much more of a personal expression of how I feel about the West.”

Among Ringo’s pieces that we will be displaying are “Two of a Kind” a 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas which portrays the humorous relationship between a cowboy and his horse.  We will also have “War Party” and “The Archer”  two 16X20 acrylic on canvas pieces  and also “Hunters” a  24X35 acrylic which portray the American Indian in her singular way.  We also have “Gaucho” an 11X14 acrylic on canvas done in Ringo’s singular style.

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