Exhibition dates: April 30 – June 4, 2016
Reception: Saturday, April 30, 1-3pm
A juried exhibition of fifty-three artists presenting images inspired by, derived from, portraying or interpreting plants. Works might accurately describe the beauty and mystery of the world of plants as well as create expressive, inventive or abstract responses to various stages and forms of plant life. Works include visual descriptions of the beauty and mystery of the world of plants as well as expressive, inventive and abstract responses to various stages and forms of plant life.
Participating artists are CouSandra Armstrong,
Marcia Babler, Rachelle Barmann, Richard Benoit, Darcy Berg, Rose Blouin, Mary Bookwalter, Ed S. Brickler, Elizabeth Brown, Mary Brown, Richard Burd, Dave Carter, Marian Corley, Bob Daum, Sherri Denault, Barbara Eberhard, Bronwyn Elkuss, Alli Farkas, Monet Stallé Fennema, June Finnegan, Carmela Goguen Fratus, Margi Hafer, Cedric Hampton, Linda Hancock, Mark Hopkins, Cheryl Holz, David Jagodzinski, Jean Janssen, Susan Larsen, Kim Laurel, Laura Lein-Svencner, Katie Markson, Paula Mattson, Mike McCarthy, Claudia McCarthy, Tim McCue, Chuck Michaels, Kristen Olivares, Marian Ostrowski, Gail Otterson, Stuart Pearson, Ginny Raftery, Mark Reed, Carol Robinson, Honey Rodgers, Don Sala, Richard Schmidt, Beth Shadur, Cassandra Swierenga, Catherine Trezek, Mary Ann Trzyna, Jennifer Weigel, and Bill Wild. 1st Place – Dave Carter, 2nd Place – Cheryl Holz, 3rd Place – Mary Bookwalter, Honorable Mentions – Rose Blouin, Mary Ann Trzyna, Elizabeth Brown. Curated by Claudia Craemer. Juried by Nikkole Huss and Claudia Craemer.
The seventy-six selected works on display in From Earth represent a mix of styles, media, subjects and techniques. From easily identifiable to hard to decipher, the images are sometimes simply stunning, sometimes playful or wildly transformed. Some present warnings of impending environmental loss; others are narratives symbolizing artists’ personal and meaningful experiences with nature.
From Earth presents examples of drawing; painting; printmaking; photography; digital work; mixed media; encaustic; fiber and handmade paper pieces; ceramics; silver, marble and limestone sculptures; jewelry and other media. Many are powerful, technically superior, large scale compositions. Just as compelling are smaller works that are quiet, meditative, intimate personal visions.