STUDENT ART POPS ON VINTAGE BRUT LABELS
Argyle Winery and Pacific Northwest College of Art to Unveil “Art of Sparkling”
DUNDEE, Ore. – Aug. 22, 2016 – Three vibrant new labels designed by Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) students for Argyle Winery will be revealed Sept. 10 at “The Art of Sparkling” celebration. At the event, Argyle will toast its new limited edition Vintage Brut three-bottle gift set and present scholarships to the three students for their artful interpretations of the winemaking process.
In the first year of an annual tradition, Argyle is releasing the “Art of Sparkling” Vintage Brut three-bottle box set, containing one each of the three innovative labels.
The three vibrant labels range from literal to abstract:
- Natural and mysterious, the design by Ann-Marie Christin Engleberth merges a grape vine with filbert leaves and illustrates the rabbit that resides in the Argyle gardens. Engleberth moved to the U.S. from Germany at age five. With a fascination for the natural world, a majority of her artwork is inspired by the German countryside and fairytales from her childhood.
- A tranquil dark blue, white and black depiction of a summer night by Subin Yang, inspired by the hills of Dundee and the way nature helps grow the vineyard for the winemaking process. Yang, a Seoul, South Korea native, describes her art style as “organized chaos” appealing to adults and children alike.
- A high energy white, yellow and black design by Lindsey Walker which evokes the elevation, soil, and sunlight of Argyle’s vineyards. Walker, an interdisciplinary artist from California, focuses her work on abstract and semi-representational forms which escape literal concrete meaning.
The “Art of Sparkling” is the result of a new collaboration between the PNCA and Argyle, which has long supported Oregon arts organizations. The three participating students were jury-selected from a large pool of applicants to receive an immersion in Argyle’s winemaking process. Each student produced a work that reflects a creatively researched understanding of Argyle Winery and the surrounding Willamette Valley wine-growing community.
“Talking to the people who worked at the winery, I could feel the sense of celebration, innovation and experimentation,” said Subin Yang, one of the three label artists. “Hearing stories about the science and the experimentation that went into building Argyle’s vineyards and creating its sparkling wine helped me focus my work on the spirit of renewal.”