Often, what makes an artist stand out from less-creative folk is his or her ability to find meaning in everyday activities. A new exhibit at Rosalux Gallery features two experienced artists who are using their observational skills to make thought-provoking pieces.
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Kimberly Tschida Petters, a local painter, spent hours taking photos from the passenger seat of a car. Using what she learned about landscapes, Petters has put together a collection of canvases, hand-rubbed with oil pastels. The paintings are meant to show the enormity of the land, breaking through the bounds of a camera lens.
Visual artist Cheryl Wilgren Clyne used hours of a child’s tape-recorded voice as inspiration for drawings, photographs and films. Her work focuses on cultural influences, communication, learning, rules, signs and what happens when they’re all thrown together. By her own admittance, Clyne is clumsy, which hints at the title of her exhibition “Not the Running Type.”
The opening reception is on July 13 from 7–11 p.m. Visitors are invited to attend the premiere of “No Mittens Film Festival” at 7 p.m. The theme of the short films is winter and sleep.
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