St. Paul’s autumn art show draws on inspiration
The fall show at the Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Drawing On Inspiration, will open on Friday, Sept. 9, with an artists’ reception 5–7 p.m
On hand to greet guests and discuss their creative processes will be Nancy Underhill (colored pencil on paper), Shyvonne Coleman (lithographs), Jaymi Zents (painting on birch wood) and Judy Goskey (cloisonné).
Underhill’s drawings and wall reliefs have been exhibited throughout the Midwest and are included in corporate, public and private collections. In her work, the geometric lines of architectural forms are often accompanied by human, animal and foliage elements. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Coleman’s linoleum prints of jazz musicians combine dramatic composition with textured patterns; soft, delicate scored lines; and rough spaces carved into the linoleum to create a visual representation of the sounds of music. Collectively, these prints reflect her observation of the passion, emotion and intelligence that drive jazz performers.
Zents’ current work involves finding figures within birch plywood, and then merging the patterns found both inside of and surrounding the figure. “The wood has provided a means of bridging my love of drawing the figure with my love and dedication to my garden and yard,” noted Zents, “as so many elements, patterns and creatures can be found in the beauty of the birch.”
Goskey creates opalescent and transparent cloisonné enamel set in hand-fabricated settings of gold and silver with stones in the composition. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are displayed and sold across the country; many in juried craft shows. As each piece is unique, Goskey is always trying new techniques, such as engraving the silver under the enamel to produce interesting reflections of light.
The public is welcome at the opening reception. The gallery, at 2747 Fairmount Blvd., is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show runs through Nov. 27, and the artists receive all proceeds from sales of their work.
Mary Cushing is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.