Rob Schouten Gallery presents ‘The Department of Whimzy,’ with the art of David Ossman and Stephen Roxborough in April

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March 25, 2015

Stop the presses — the whim-wham is in town!

Step right up, you April fools, you poets and you sumptuous art feasters—you lovers, angels, sinners and you poetry seekers. Welcome to the “Department of Whimzy,” where Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm is happy to present the collages, dioramas, and photographs of David Ossman and Stephen Roxborough.

"Dry Honey Time," collage on paper by David Ossman.

“Dry Honey Time,” collage on paper by David Ossman   (photo courtesy of the artist)

In recognition of April Poetry Month, Ossman, Roxborough and literary cohort John Burgess, poets all, will also hold a free poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in addition to the First Friday opening reception. Everyone is welcome to come hear these masters of the spoken word read selected poems, while enjoying an evening of whimsical fantasy.

"Warpspeed," photograph by Stephen Roxborough. / Photo courtesy of the artist

“Warpspeed,” photograph by Stephen Roxborough   (photo courtesy of the artist)

We’d love for you to also join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet these talented and whimsical gents, Misters Ossman and Roxborough, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3 during Greenbank Farm’s “First Friday at the Farm” event, when the Farm’s  galleries, shops, cafe and market welcome visitors to enjoy a relaxed afternoon of fine art, good food, lively conversation and the exquisite natural beauty of this special place.

Book cover collage for "Marshmallows and Despair," poetry by David Ossman. / Photo courtesy of the artist

Book cover collage for “Marshmallows and Despair,” poetry by David Ossman   (photo courtesy of the artist)

Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at historic Greenbank Farm on scenic Whidbey Island. April gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Tuesdays by appointment only. For further information, call 360.222.3070 or visit www.robschoutengallery.

Pictured at top, Stephen Roxborough’s “Window Dressing”   (photo courtesy of the artist)

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