Don’t miss this Art Show at Capital Public Radio on 2nd Saturday (November 9, 2013).
Event: Second Saturday reception
Nov. 9, 2013, 7 p.m.
Capital Public Radio, 7055 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95826
Show Name: Friends and Friends of Friends
Artists: Aparna Agarwal (painter), Sylvia Drown (painter), Jennifer Halm (painter), Eileen Hook (wearable art), Amy Johnson (jewelry), Joey Jones (sculptor), Sarah Troedson (jewelry and wearable art), and Erin Wehrli (painter).
In celebration of the holidays, Capital Public Radio is hosting an exhibition by a group of friends, local artists and crafters from the Sacramento area, celebrating Sacramento’s ability to bring people of widely different backgrounds together.
The show came together as things do in the Sacramento area, through relationships. A painter from Sacramento met a sculptor and introduced her to another painter from Folsom… one by one we came together. As Sacramento is one of the more diverse cities in America, the show is diverse. The youngest artist is in her teens, the oldest a retiree. Their styles vary from dark and mystical to warm and heartfelt, their media include paint, fabric, paper, gemstone and upcycled pieces gleaned from forgotten jewelry. Some are influenced by their native cultures, others by science or history.
On November 9th at 7 pm, there will be a Second Saturday reception, open to the public. The artists will be present to meet you and enjoy music and beverages. We hope you’ll kick off your holiday season with us and celebrate the season, and the area we call home.
More About The Artists:
“I try to capture the essence of India, and, because I have lived in many parts of the world, tie that traditional art form to a larger global point of view. You may spot the influence of other cultures in a painting—an Egyptian piece of jewelry, a leaf indigenous to Canada or a Native American feather adornment. The name of my collection is “Nexus,” the point where all my worlds come together.”
“My art draws on my life experiences… thoughts, phrases and sayings that got me though some rough times. I want my art to be a positive token that brings a smile to your face. With paper, paint, and all sorts of texture, I send a message of love, security and encouragement from my heart to yours.”
“So often the part of a painting that endures most in my memory is the color. The blue of the little girl’s eyes in Renoir’s Two Sisters is a personal favorite.
When I paint, I love to see the interaction of colors side by side. Sometimes the effect is subtle. Sometimes it is almost startling. Nearly always I’m intrigued.”
“I call my work ‘contemporary nostalgia’ – aprons in modern kitschy prints to make cooking colorful and fun; cuddly stuffed animals in terry cloth or soft cottons; and hand-knitted fingerless mitts in fresh colors. Never mass-produced, everything is one of a kind.”
“I decided to develop an aesthetic utilizing what I call “orphans” – the cast-off, broken, mismatched pieces that haven’t seen the light for years. These could be single earrings missing their mates, lovely brooches missing a few stones, wonderful watches that no longer tick, an odd hodgepodge of beads from broken necklaces, or even rusty hardware from years gone by…I also love the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine, polished and rough, shiny and patinaed, commonplace and unexpected, buttoned-down and humorous.”
“Perspective is an idea that intrigues me as a journalist working in print and radio, as a writer, and as an artist. This series, ‘Interiors,’ is about the things that go on inside that aren’t always visible from the outside, and incorporates information about how the brain operates.”
“The interplay of color and texture, and how that sings to me, determines the finished piece…I want to know the inspiration the fiber artist had for that colorway of yarn, that the animal donating its fleece is happy and loved, or the process for a glassworker to make a particular bead, what play of light inspired those colors and that shape. In this way I support another artist doing what I do: creating for the joy of it, out of the need for it and to add beauty to the world; and often trying to financially support themselves with that art”
“Growing up, I just wanted to paint perfect-looking faces, because I could. People said I was good at it, so I never stopped.
I found I was dissatisfied with everything I created, yet didn’t know why, so I started experimenting. I added sun spots, freckles, scars, even wounds, bones and bruises to these portraits. And I liked it. Things seemed more realistic, even if this particular portrait had teal skin.
I continue to create what I hope to be unique and interesting portraits.”