Sunday, September 1, 2013

Birth of Wholeness by Rod Falk

The Nature Show
September - October, 2013
Opens Friday, September 6, at Art Walk

Works featured:

Rod Falk’s powerful and primal paintings expressing “the flow of Mother Nature’s creative force.” Using paint combined with natural elements, these simple images evoke the source of creation and the condensed energy inherent in its expression.

Danielle Shier’s luminous pastel landscapes, each one an invitation into the forms, feelings, and colors of a beautiful place and aspect of nature.

Mikaila Maidment’s striking landscapes, in two formats—paintings in rich colors, with her masterful brushstrokes, and black and white illustrations in ink, graced with both simplicity and detail.

Hilary Nelson’s wooden animal cutouts, painted in a soft, tactile way that really gives each animal a strong personality.

David Fleming’s enhanced photographs of elements of nature, with marvelous color palettes and design evocative of fine silk screen or woodcut prints.

Rick Dunstan’s ceramic planters and fountains, with an earthy beauty.

Wendy Stegall’s glowing assemblages and prints, spiritual and contemplative, each one a sacred object. They will be exhibited in the small reading room next to the classroom studio, so they can be quietly observed as in a temple.

Kartika Damon’s recently created Buddha series, uniting images of Buddha with elements of nature in rich mixed media pieces with many layers of meaning and depth and Kartika’s skill with design and tone.

New works by Olaya Veras, with a nature theme and her well-known sense of striking design and dramatic color choices.

One new work by Patty Hancock—another print of her ceramic paintings—this one printed with brilliance on a metallic surface.

Other new works by the Flying Leap artists, including Joyce Schindler, and a memorial exhibit of prints of Peter Graham-Bell’s paintings. Peter passed away on August 7 and will be greatly missed by the Flying Leap family.