Reception: Saturday, March 19, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 30, 2pm
River Gallery Fine Art
120 S Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118
How can an artist produce works that convey complex layers of meaning and emotion and yet preserve the excitement of the first impression, the energy of the initial gesture or sketch? This exhibit demonstrates masterful examples of artistic responses to this question.
Award winning artist Lesa Chittenden Lim uses her creative spirit to compose images that reflect the stillness, depth and harmony found in nature. She believes that our natural surroundings are an allegory of life. She paints what she observes as “portraits” of individual trees and flowers surrounded in nature by families, lovers, friends. Lesa often works onsite and seeks out locations that provide distinct imagery and strong emotions.
Former head of Design and Print at the Chrylser Corporation, Meighen Jackson often quips, “my degrees are in Fine Art, that is why I always thought I’d make an excellent waitress”. In actual fact Meighen has had a number of jobs in the creative sector on her way to becoming a full time artist and arts educator. Images are drawn directly from nature using Asian brush on large sheets of paper. Her elegant and exquisite compositions layer and juxtapose these drawings with candy wrappers, josh papers, plastic sheeting, photographs and Wall Street Journal stock pages.
“Natural Allies” Spring 2011
River Gallery’s initiative for 2011 continues as we expand upon the theme “Natural Allies”. We are inviting poets, and musicians into the gallery as part of each exhibition throughout the coming year… stay tuned for music and literary events!
Live Music at River Gallery
March 26, Live Music: “Red Haired Molly” 6pm
April 16, 3rd Annual Midwest Literary Walk / Live Music: “October Babies” 6pm