Circle of 7
LINCOLN, KS - "The Circle of Seven," features papier mache sculpture by Sylvia Beeman of Manhattan, KS, ceramic sculpture by Michaela Groeblacher of Lindsborg, KS, miniatures by Becky Hyberger, Salina, KS, mixed media by Caroline Kahler, Cape Girardeau, MO, watercolor by Phyllis Liljegren Newson, Lindsborg, KS, gourd sculpture by Mira Mickler Moss, Salina, and paintings by Barbara Waterman-Peters of Topeka, KS. This exhibit opens with a gallery walk on Friday, May 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Art Center and runs through June 30, 2012.
Beeman has shown her work in numerous exhibitions including Lindsborg, Manhattan, London, OK, Corpus Christi, TX, and Columbia, MO, among others. The use of recycled materials in her papier mache mimics natureís cycles. "I intentionally feature, rather than conceal, the underlying materials," says Beeman.
Groeblacher has a BA in Studio Arts from McPherson College and has participated in juried exhibits throughout the Midwest with awards from MOAK in Springfield, MO, as well as many other galleries.
Hyberger says, "In miniature, as in life and dreams, everything has the potential to become something else." She has a passionate interest in the language of dreams that has given her the opportunity to make personal discoveries.
Kahlerís mixed media pieces are inspired by the mechanics of tri-fold fans. "Fanning My Memories" was a means of personal expression as she transitioned to a new place and job.
Newson uses watercolor to paint color, design, texture and energy from old family photographs. "The Photo Box People are enriching my life as I make their acquaintance," says Newson.
Mossí work with gourds has been exhibited from metropolitan galleries to smaller art venues and is also included in many private collections.
Waterman-Peters has been pursuing an interest in the Women Series for the last 15 years. Her work has taken her in numerous directions including nightmare and daydream, dark interiors and open landscape.