Friday, August 5, 7-9 p.m.
Lunaria Gallery presents “Favorite Things”, a showing of new works by jewelry artist Helen Wiens and reverse painting on glass by multi-discipline artist Ann Altman.
Throughout her career, Silverton artist, Ann Alman, has sought to engage and communicate with her audience. For her current body of work, she decided to ask people directly, “What is your favorite thing?” The paintings on display result from some of the answers that she gathered, which Altman found surprisingly wide-ranging and illuminating as to aspects of the human psyche.
Altman originally became aware of reverse painting on glass through the work of expressionist and early abstract painter, Vassily Kandinski. As with a lot of her work, Altman first engaged with this technique by presenting art lessons to children. She embraced the challenge of proceeding from foreground to background and composing an image that would be reversed when finished.
For her body of work, Helen Nute Wiens primarily incorporates porcelain or cement with silver into her nature-themed jewelry. She uses flowers, leaves, and vining stems in her designs that are inspired by the Art Nouveau style.
Show runs August 3 – 29
In the LOFT
In the LOFT, “On the Road” is a collection of digital photographs by Fred Hartson.
His country scenes have been altered, combined, and composed on the computer to yield “digital paintings.” Hartson uses the computer to give him control over the color, contrast, and texture of his photographs.
He graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has spent a forty-plus year career as an art director, graphic designer, and instructor. His work in graphic design has garnered local, regional, as well as national awards.