‘Wild Life’ features a cast of creatures, big and small, from Elizabeth Foster, Duy Huynh, Vicki Sawyer, Mary Alayne Thomas and guest Susan Hall. The artists explore the wonder and whimsy of the natural world, bringing animals to life in a variety of styles. Foster is a storyteller, whether it be a single fox sitting for a portrait or a group of animals frolicking amongst the landscape, her folk inspired paintings have a feeling of nostalgia. Huynh combines elements from wildlife with the complexities of the human condition to create dreamlike metaphorical narratives. The whimsical paintings of Vicki Sawyer showcase animals, in incredible detail, with flower ‘hats’ and other adornment inspired by their natural environments. Thomas’s colorful, modern day fairytales include flora and fauna in atmospheric settings. Guest artist Susan Hall’s paintings, in soft muted tones, feature timeless animal portraits enveloped by inlaid fabric patterns. For featured potter Ronan Peterson inspiration comes in the form of surfaces found in nature, specifically growth and decay. His functional earthenware pots are abstractions and stylizations of trees, rocks, mushrooms, seedpods and other natural phenomena; accented with an occasional insect. With a mix of patterns, vivid colors, contrast of glossy and matte surfaces, and thick lines Ronan hopes to create a comic book interpretation of the natural world.
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Age Range:All Ages
Facility Amenities:Parking on site
General Information:Hours of Operation: Tuesday- Saturday 11-5, First Fridays until 8