Friday, October 7, 7-9 p.m.
Show runs October 5 – 31
Lunaria Gallery presents “Cityscapes, Landscapes, and Otherscapes,” an exhibit of weavings–tapestries, shawls and scarves–by Genie Stewart and paintings in watercolor and acrylic by Sonia Allen.
Genie Stewart has been a textile and clothing designer for over 30 years. What started as a search for a creative outlet while raising her children turned into a rewarding career. She has built a reputation on distinctive colors, skillful webbing and hand detailing. Stewart has exhibited her handwoven art in shows in 17 states and sold her work in galleries across the country. Her work has also appeared in many magazines, most recently the February 2016 issue of Sunset magazine. For more information, visit Genie’s website.
Sonia Allen, delved into art while raising her children. Allen first studied painting and printmaking, then switched to the healthcare field, earned a Master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and worked as an audiologist. As a mother, she began watercolor painting, which led her back to printmaking, and for the last 15 years she has worked in monotypes. Allen teaches locally for Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and private and group sessions. Her love of travel and teaching has allowed her to bring art to students in Canada, Brazil, and Turkey. For more information, visit Sonia’s website.
In the LOFT
In the LOFT, “Late Bloomer” includes botanical paintings by Musa Jaman. Jaman, a self-taught painter residing in Portland Oregon, whose primary inspiration comes from her love of nature and the outdoors. A Northwest native, Musa’s upbringing has been full of raw, unpasteurized adventure and the distinct propensity for “taking the road less traveled”. Her background in science feeds a multi-dimensional curiosity and deep inspiration for broad creative exploration.
Musa is a self-described “late bloomer” fully embracing the latent creativity this body of work represents – a universal theme expressing the subtle and intricate beauty of botanicals.
Both shows will be on display Oct. 5 – 31 during regular business hours and at the First Friday artists’ reception Oct. 7 from 7-9 pm.