Vitreous Enamels brings together five master enamelists, Kristin Anderson, Chris Hierholzer, Carole Jayne, Mary Reynolds, and Kathy Wilcox, each to whom has devoted 20-30 years to enameling and who specialize in a particular technique and have a unique style. Kristin Anderson plays with the duality of durable and fragile. Her work focuses on light and how it interacts with enamel. Chris Hierholzer creates beautiful enamel jewelry reminiscent of the Byzantine period. Carole Jayne works with the ancient cloisonné technique to make mixed media works. Mary Reynolds explores color and pattern and makes small jewelry/painting pieces. Kathleen Wilcox’s love of nature comes through in her enamel pieces.
Drawn from the Wild features wildlife and nature drawings by Sharon Hester, a trained biologist who enjoys drawing in her free time. Her hyper realistic, colored pencil and graphite drawings show a combination of objectivity and subjectivity - detail and accuracy interconnected with wonder and fascination, scientific inquiry mixed with beauty and mood. For Hester, artistic discovery is all about taking the time to truly see this world and making the effort to record it, whether it’s a close encounter with a beautiful animal, or a ray of sunlight that transforms the subject from mundane to amazing.
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